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OPM pushes telework during emergency events

A new policy is promoting the use of unscheduled telework for employees with existing agreements when the Washington area faces weather or other emergency events. OPM also has redefined what it means when the government is closed due to natural or man-made incidents. The agency said the changes will help save employees' vacation time and ensure the government is meeting its mission.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Jerry Mikowicz , telework , operating status , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 06:59am EST
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Open? Closed? OPM redefines operating statuses

The Office of Personnel Management provides a behind-the-scene look at how Director Berry plans to handle the winter ahead, introduces a new set of operating status notifications, and looks at the National Weather Service's long range forecast.

Tags: pay and benefits , operating status , John Berry , NWS , la Nina , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 12:02pm EST

OPM proposes to change definition of national security jobs

The agency issued a proposed rule expanding and clarifying what a positions could impact the country through access to information or weapons.

Tags: pay and benefits , national security positions , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:24pm EST

Federal Salary Council proposes locality increase for 2012

The report comes as Congress and the administration are considering a two-year pay freeze. The White House held 2011 locality pay at the 2010 levels. The council also wants to add six new cities to the locality pay list.

Tags: pay and benefits , OMB , Labor Department , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay freeze , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/10/2010, 06:25pm EST

OPM updates sick leave policy

Federal employees now can use up to 26 weeks of sick leave for unpaid Family and Medical Leave Act under certain conditions.

Tags: pay and benefits , sick leave , FMLA , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 02:55pm EST

Unions to management: stop talking, start doing telework

AFGE, NTEU lead discussion to broaden discussion about telecommuting to more than just during emergencies. The White House is working on a new governmentwide telework policy. AFGE wants to add telework options into new bargaining agreements.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Seth Harris , Jeff Zients , OMB , Labor , John Gage , Colleen Kelley , Patricia Niehaus , AFGE , NTEU , FMA , telework , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relat , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 07:40am EDT
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Feds Feed Families tops food drive goal

USDA was among the top agencies that donated food for the Feds Feed Families program.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Capitol Area Foodbank , Max Cacas , Feds Feed Families , charity

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 04:55pm EDT

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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