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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

OPM wants to settle the fed salary debate

Director John Berry has asked federal and private sector experts to come up with a formula to compare public and private sector salaries. He says the government has a perception problem that needs to be fixed. Two senators introduce provisions to freeze federal pay and the number of employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Christine Griffin , Tom Coburn , John Thune , BLS , Senior Executive Association , NAPA , Administrative Conference of the U.S. , diversity , hiring reforms , pay raise , Jason Miller , Executive Update 2010

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 07:05am EDT
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House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms

Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Stephen Lynch , Jason Chaffetz , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , VA , NTEU , hiring reforms , veterans preference , USAJobs.gov , Federal Career Internship Program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 06:54am EDT
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A day of thank yous to federal employees

Senior administration officials encourage and promote federal service during Public Service Recognition Week. President Obama sends letter recognizing federal, state and local government employees.

Tags: P&B , Scott Gould , Martha Johnson , Steven Chu , John Berry , GSA , VA , Energy , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Public Service Recognition Week

Friday - 05/07/2010, 06:55am EDT
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