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Despite 50 years of progress, morale gap among LGBT workers persists

Despite a series of efforts to expand the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender federal workers by the Obama administration, LGBT feds, who comprise about 3 percent of the federal workforce, are less satisfied, feel less empowered on the job and are less likely to rate their agency's senior leaders and management as highly as their non-LGBT counterparts, according to a recent survey.

Tags: hiring , DOJ Pride , MSPB , sexual orientation , LGBT , management , Chris Elias , Robyn McCutcheon , Doug Nierle , Jeff Neal , Jack Moore , Lisa Kove , GLIFAA , DOD Federal Globe , exclusive

Sunday - 07/06/2014, 04:46pm EDT

Congress puts pressure on OPM to release final phased retirement rule

Two letters sent from Capitol Hill in call for the Office of Personnel Management to explain why it's taking so long to release final phased retirement regulations, and demand a revised timeline for action. Phased retirement was passed into law two years ago this week.

Tags: phased retirement , Katherine Archuleta , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Congress , Darrell Issa , For Your Benefit , Brian Deese

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:17pm EDT

Feds interested in phased retirement left playing waiting game

The Office of Personnel Management now says it hopes to have regulations governing phased retirement finalized by October. That can't come soon enough for many federal employees on the cusp of retirement who are caught in the regulatory limbo.

Tags: workforce , retirement , phased retirement , Janet Benini , Tom Young , Jessica Klement , Katherine Archuleta , NARFE , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

OPM stays on track in reducing retirement claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received fewer claims in June, but it continued to whittle away at its claims backlog.

Tags: retirement , claims backlog , Michael OConnell

Monday - 07/07/2014, 09:53am EDT

OPM launching federal hiring toolkit, new interactive dashboard to reach cross-agency goals

The progress update on Performance.gov shows agencies are taking steps to improve the hiring process, keep Senior Executive Service officials more involved in management and continue promoting employee engagement.

Tags: workforce , management , performance , Performance.gov , SES , CHCO , employee engagement , hiring , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 02:04pm EDT

Sen. Tester wants to clean up one messy part of the federal hiring process

The Competitive Service Act of 2014 would let agencies share information about potential job candidates when they are trying to fill similar needs.

Tags: workforce , Congress , John Tester , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee , hiring process , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/27/2014, 03:20pm EDT

Sevatec awarded $168 million OPM contract

The five-year contract by the Office of Personnel Management allow high tech company Sevatec to provide Learning Management System support services.

Tags: Sevatec , online learning

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 04:29pm EDT

OPM reminds feds of mental health importance

OPM's Katherine Archuleta and HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration release a memo providing guidance to agency leaders about how to identify individuals in mental health distress. The guidance also offers resources to federal employees looking for help.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , Pamela Hyde , Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration , mental health , Ellen Kortesoja

Monday - 06/23/2014, 12:48pm EDT

The state of the Civil Service & the VA controversy

On this week's Your Turn radio show, an encore presentation of host Mike Causey's interview with OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. She discusses the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues. Andy Medici from the Federal Times joins the show live to discuss President Obama's executive order banning discrimination among LGBT employees of contractors.
June 18, 2014

Tags: pay and benefts , Department of Veterans Affairs , Katherine Archuleta , OPM backlog , retirement , phased retirement , civil service reform , Andy Medici , Federal Times , LGBT , contracting , whistleblower protections , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 06:41pm EDT

Families wait for final rule granting flags for feds killed in line of duty

Congress unanimously passed the Civilian Service Recognition Act in late 2011, allowing agency heads to present an American flag to federal employees killed in the line of duty as the result of a crime, terrorism or natural disaster. But OPM has lagged in implementing regulations.

Tags: workforce , Civilian Service Recognition Act , Federal-Postal Coalition , SEA , Jenny Mattingley , Bruce Moyer , Richard Hanna , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/16/2014, 04:00am EDT
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