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Valerie Melvin, Director of Information Management, GAO

17 federal contractors each claim to know the best way to modernize the retirement system at the Office of Personnel Management. Those vendors pitched their ideas to OPM at an Industry Day earlier this year, and now the agency's gearing up for its fifth attempt to modernize its system. Valerie Melvin is Director of Information Management and Technology Resources Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said OPM needs to weigh its options carefully so the fifth try is the one that finally sticks.

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Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:22pm EST
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Jenny Mattingley, Director of Government Affairs, Senior Executives Association

The Office of Personnel Management wants to change your agency's performance rating system for senior executives. Its proposal is in the Federal Register, and time's running out to weigh in with your own comments and critiques. Jenny Mattingley is director of government affairs for the Senior Executives Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained what the new system might look like.

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Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:06pm EST
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Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

The Office of Personnel Management's retirement claims backlog is down by about 10,000 claims in the past 10 months. The average processing time is at 37 days. OPM says an updated case management system will help it do better, but it's not sure yet what exactly that system will look like. Jessica Klement, legislative director for National Active and Retired Federal Employees, and her association's president, Richard Thissen, testified Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, US Postal Service and the Census. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the concerns she's hearing from NARFE members.

Tags: Jessica Klement , NARFE , House , In Depth

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 04:07pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management plans a solicitation in 2015 to create the foundation for a fully automated retirement system. This would be the fifth time since 1998 OPM will try to use technology to modernize the federal retirement system. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose the details of OPM's plans.

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Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 04:49pm EST
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Dan Chenok and Rick Holgate, Co-Chairs, ACT-IAC

The Office of Personnel Management is trying for the fifth time to modernize its technology for processing retirement claims. OPM will choose a foundation for a fully automated system next year. Rick Holgate is Chief Information Officer of the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Dan Chenok is senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government. They're both co-chairs for ACT-IAC. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how agencies like OPM, and others, are planning their IT futures.

Tags: Dan Chenok , Rick Holgate , ACT-IAC , ATF , IBM Center for the Business of Government , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 04:34pm EST
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Disability hiring on the rise, OPM says

Four years after a push from the President, the federal government is hiring employees with disabilities at a rate that's higher than it's been in decades, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , disability hiring , Jory Heckman , DoD , Treasury Department , Veterans Affairs , Treasury

Monday - 12/08/2014, 11:39am EST

Obama gives feds four-day holiday weekend

President Barack Obama signed an executive order closing all executive branch offices and agencies on Friday, Dec. 26, creating a four-day weekend for most federal employees.

Tags: Barack Obama , workforce , executive order , holiday , Michael OConnell

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:19pm EST

Retirement claims take a dip in November, OPM says

After receiving 4,000 more retirement claims in October than it expected to, the Office of Personnel Management received 2,000 fewer than it expect to in the month of November.

Tags: retirement , retirement backlog , Michael OConnell

Friday - 12/05/2014, 03:06pm EST

IT reform bill overcomes toughest hurdle on path to become law

The House and Senate Armed Services committee members agreed to keep a pared down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act in the final National Defense Authorization Act.

Tags: technology , Acquisition , FITARA , Gerry Connolly , Darrell Issa , OMB , National Defense Authorization Act , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jason Miller , Congress

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:19pm EST
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