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USIS has been awarded a new contract that is worth up to $288 million over five years
The administration has capped the amount federal agencies can spend on performance awards for employees.
The federal government in 2010 added more than 31,000 employees from minority groups, according to the Office of Personnel Management.
Under the Telework Enhancement Act, agencies were supposed to have told their employees by Tuesday whether they were allowed to telework. OPM said telework coordinators say they have processes in place to meet the law's requirements. A new survey finds the law having an impact on telecommuting across the government.
OPM revises the 2210 job family to include this new title as part of the White House's IT reform plan.
One year after the President called for improvements to how agencies hire workers, OPM Director Berry said KSAs, long job descriptions and the rule of three are mostly a thing of the past. On average, agencies are hiring new employees in 105 days and most job descriptions are five pages or fewer.
The President's pay agent said federal employees should not receive locality pay adjustments in 2012, despite recommendations by the Federal Salary Council for an increase.
The morale of workers is on the rise after recent events highlighted the work the government does, officials say. Agencies also are taking specific steps to address employee challenges in their own agencies. DoT Secretary Ray LaHood said "pot shots" at employees is unacceptable.
Tags: management , John Berry , Shaun Donovan , Ray Lahood , Kathleen Sebelius , HHS , Transportation , HUD , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , employee morale , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jason Miller
OPM Director Berry said agencies are commenting on the rules to implement President Obama's executive order to bring college graduates more easily into the government. Berry also wants Congress to change the law so feds who want to retire can phase in their exit and act as mentors.
OMB issues a memo detailing the minimum requirements agencies should consider when purchasing technology to make teleworking easier.