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OMB, HHS create new health IT task force

New entity will be led by eight agencies, including OPM, VA and DoD. The focus will be on policy development, coordination and implementation of federal health IT.

Tags: Technology , management , Peter Orszag , Kathleen Sebelius , OMB , HHS , VA , DoD , SSA , Commerce , USDA , Health IT

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 03:00pm EST

White House IT budget request lower in 2011

The administration proposes to decrease the governmentwide technology budget by 1.6 percent over the 2010 enacted funding. White House also zeroes out funding for OPM's Retirement Systems Modernization program in 2011. OMB also plans to create centralized IT services around data centers, cloud computing and other areas.

Tags: Technology , budget , OMB , White House , GSA , DoD , retirement system modernization , 2011 budget request , e-government , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Web 2.0 , cybersecurity , Challenge platform , Geospatial information

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:46am EST

OPM's Berry considers turning telework on its ear

OPM Director Berry sees managers and money as the two biggest obstacles to telework, and he's got some ideas about overcoming both.

Tags: mngt , Technology , lessons learned , best practices , telework , John Berry , AFGE

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 03:21pm EDT

OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week

"Change" has been the mantra of John Berry, the director of the Office of Personnel Management. Yesterday, he shared his latest thoughts on how he plans to implement change with the Federal Managers Association.

Tags: management , P&B , John Berry , telework , GSA , USPTO , KSA , Max Cacas , federal hiring , best practices

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 06:56am EDT

Goals set for first labor-management relations board meeting

OPM notice in the Federal Register says first meeting will take place Feb. 26 in Washington. The goal is to gather suggestions to create labor-management forums in each agency.

Tags: management , John Berry , Jeff Zients , OMB , Federal Labor Management Relations Board , Employee unions

Thursday - 02/18/2010, 11:48am EST

Federal govt. open Tuesday under delayed arrival, unscheduled leave

The Office of Personnel Management has decided to open the federal government in the Washington, D.C. area under a delayed arrival/unscheduled leave policy for Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , snow , snow closings , John Berry , Dorothy Ramienski

Monday - 02/15/2010, 01:34pm EST

OPM's decision to open gov't. questioned after horrific commute

Commuters in the D.C. area faced grueling traffic backups on Friday morning. This, combined with a train derailment on the Red Line heading into the city has prompted many to deem the morning rush, "the commute from hell". Federal News Radio has contacted the Office of Personnel Management about their decision to open the federal government, and is waiting for a response.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , John Berry , snow , snow closings , traffic , commute , WTOP , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 02/12/2010, 03:03pm EST

Teleworking becomes top of mind for federal government

Now that the worst of the weather has passed, the Office of Personnel Management and the Obama administration are looking at lessons learned regarding the federal government's teleworking policies.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , COOP , telework , telecommuting , GSA , USPTO , John Berry , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 02:20pm EST

Federal government open on Friday, Feb. 12

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are open under a delayed arrival/unscheduled leave policy. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would normally arrive, and employees who cannot report for work may take unscheduled leave.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , snow , snow closings , John Berry , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 01:14pm EST

USPTO battles Snowmageddon with telework

With the Federal Government closed for a record fourth day because of two back-to-back blizzards in the DC area, agency heads are now thinking about how to stay open in spite of weather related emergencies. One Federal agency says it has found the solution.

Tags: mngt , Technology , teleworking , John Berry , Danette Campbell , USPTO , Pete Garcia , Fredericksburg Telework Center , GSA ,

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 06:42am EST
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