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Average time to hire a new fed cut by 70 days

OPM said its goal is to get the average hire in their agency in 80 days. One way the agency will continue to bring down the average time is through a new set of applicant assessment tools. The first will launch in January for accountants and financial analysts.

Tags: pay and benefits , Nancy Kichak , ELC 2010 , hiring process , internship programs , dismissal process , USAJobs.gov , applicant assessments , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 07:20am EDT
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Sepulveda named Chief Human Capitol Officer of the Year

The Office of Personnel Management gave the top award for Chief Human Capitol Officers of the Year to John U. Sepúlveda, assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: John Sepulveda , CHCO , DoE , Rita Franklin , DHS , Rodney Markham , Bill Fleming

Friday - 10/22/2010, 07:08pm EDT

Tips for feds to speed up retirement checks

OPM Director John Berry and new Associate Director Bill Zielinski explain what feds who are caught in the backlog, or those who are about to retire, can do to help OPM process their claims.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Bill Zielinski , retirement benefits processing , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 07:35am EDT
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FEHB premiums to increase by 7.2 percent in 2011

OPM said the rise in costs is lower than the industry standard. Employees who choose family coverage will see an increase of $22.90 a month. Open season starts Nov. 8.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHB , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , health insurance , Open Season , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:19pm EDT

Federal hiring of veterans on the rise

More than 32,800 vets were hired by federal agencies in the first six months of FY2010.

Tags: veterans , hiring

Friday - 09/17/2010, 04:10pm EDT

OPM marks progress to hiring reform

The head of the government's top personnel office thinks the future looks bright for fixing the hiring process, which has been called broken, in the federal sector.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , hiring process , John Berry , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 06:44am EDT
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Berry: claims about feds' pay 'unfair and untrue'

OPM says that it's unfair to compare federal workers' compensation with private sector workers at-large. Federal workers are specialized and have a higher degree of education, and only 11 percent of employees work in blue collar jobs. In addition, OPM director John Berry told Federal News Radio that the number of healthcare and technology professionals in the federal workforce grew by 50 percent over the last 30 years. The Cato Institute reports that federal employees rank in the top five sectors based on average annual pay.

Tags: John Berry , pay and benefits , federal pay debate , Cato Institute , pay debate

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 06:49am EDT
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Energy Secretary and others head for the dunk tank

Energy announces plans to host officials from several federal agencies to raise awareness and donations for the July collection of the "Feds Feed Families" nationwide food drive.

Tags: newsstand , pay and benefits , Feds Feed Families , DoE , CHCO , NNSA , Steven Chu , John Berry , Thomas D’Agostino , Kathryn Medina , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:42pm EDT
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Cool Jobs: DHS vet protects nation through food

Dr. Doug Meckes says his job is more than barns and chicken coops. As director of DHS's Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense Division, he helps secure the nation by protecting our food supply. And he says the role of federal vets is only growing.

Tags: Doug Meckes , Auburn University , DHS , FDA , NIH , Smithsonian , national security , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 06:55am EDT
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OPM clears up category rankings process

Agency releases new guides to help hiring managers implement the new approach, which will replace the rule of three.

Tags: pay and benefits , hiring reform , category rating system , Rachel Stevens

Monday - 06/28/2010, 05:32pm EDT
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