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Low number of Latinos gives urgency to diversity initiative

The latest OPM report on Latinos in the federal government shows no improvement in 2009 and 2010. They remain the most underrepresented racial and ethnic group in the federal workforce, making up eight percent of employees. OPM has convened a council to recommend improvements.

Tags: Latino , Hispanic , diversity , John Berry , Veronica Villalobos , hispanic council on federal employment , Workforce , Emily Kopp

Monday - 10/03/2011, 04:37pm EDT

OPM extends more benefits to feds in military families

Federal workers with a family member serving overseas in the military will be able to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for reasons including arranging childcare, attending military events and receiving counseling. The new rule goes into effect next month.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , military families , Family and Medical Leave Act , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 07:00pm EDT

Can feds continue to bounce back?

McManus explains the ways feds are showing resilience and areas that satisfaction could use a boost.

Tags: Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , management , Workforce , In Depth ,

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:24pm EDT
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Agencies still must do more to fix hiring process

Federal hiring still takes too long and asks too much of applicants. But the agency hiring process is inching closer to mirroring the private sector. Officials, academics, analysts and union representatives agreed that agencies need to take the next steps to maintain progress.

Tags: Workforce , hiring , John Berry , hiring reform , Rob Shriver , Max Stier , Elaine Kamarck , Partnership for Public Service , Alan Balutis , NAPA , Brookings Institution , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:45am EDT
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Health premiums: Easy on the wallet

Can you stand a little good news? Do you remember how to react to it? The good news is that health insurance premiums in the FEHBP are only going up an average of 3.8 percent next year. That's almost half the increase in 2011. Check out what you will be paying next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , FEHBP , healthcare , healthcare premiums ,

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 02:04am EDT

Feds' health premiums to increase 3.8 percent

Federal employees will see an average of 3.8 percent increase in healthcare premiums in 2012, the lowest rate hike since 2008 and about half of last year's increase. On average, enrollees with self-only coverage will pay $2.32 more per bi-weekly pay period, and enrollees with family coverage will pay $6.18 more, the Office of Personnel Management said.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHB , health benefits , health insurance , John Berry , open season , John Foley , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 12:55pm EDT
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Task force to align feds' performance with agency goals

Agency leaders, employee unions and associations are recommending ways to improve upon the age-old problem of supervision in the federal workforce. They're hoping to reassure employees that they're being treated fairly, while showing the public that the government is working efficiently. The President's Labor-Management Council is reviewing the plan.

Tags: Workforce , national council on federal-labor management relat , Federal Managers Association , Jessica Klement , Energy , Mike Kane , Justin Johnson , management , emilly kopp , national council on federal-labor management relat , national council on federal-labor management relat , national council on federal-labor management relat , National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relat

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:02am EDT
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Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 27

On today's Federal Drive: The Senate has appeared to avert a government shutdown with the passage of a stopgap funding measure and a proposed bill would allow federal employees to donate unused sick leave to other feds.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Drive newscast , shutdown , Congress , Senate , Jim Moran , FEHB

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 08:03am EDT

OPM to announce 2012 FEHBP premiums

The announcement is expected Tuesday morning. Average premiums increased 7.2 percent in fiscal 2011.

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Employees Health Benefits Program , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 09/26/2011, 06:40pm EDT

67 percent of feds don't know telework status

Over 67 percent of feds said their agencies have not told them of their telework status.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , management , Workforce , Technology

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 04:38pm EDT
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