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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

Better trained supervisors key to improving morale

Federal News Radio's survey of agency chief human capital officers and deputy CHCOs finds that employee engagement and supervisor training are among the most common ways they are improving the morale of the workforce. NASA CHCO Jeri Buchholz said training of these supervisors is key to making agencies run more smoothly.

Tags: workforce , human resources , NASA , Jeri Buchholz , CHCO survey , employee morale , management , In Depth with Francis Rose , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 06:14am EDT
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OPM Director Katherine Archuleta on phased retirement, boosting morale and diversity

The Office of Personnel Management hopes to complete final regulations for phased retirement by October, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said during an exclusive online chat with Federal News Radio. Archuleta also joined Your Turn with Mike Causey, where she discussed employee morale and engagement and strengthening federal diversity initiatives.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , online chat , workforce , Mike Causey , phased retirement , diversity

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:27am EDT

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management says it will not finalize regulations on phased retirement for a few more months. But what happens when it does? Federal News Radio's Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss federal employees' questions about phased retirement.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , retirement , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp ,

Friday - 06/13/2014, 09:44am EDT
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