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President Obama has mandated that federal government service be "cool" again. In an effort to comply, OPM director John Berry says he's going to try to find room for cutting edge technology in the federal workplace. Even if it means going into the depths of the basement of the OPM Building at 19th and E Streets NW.
WFED's Max Cacas reports.
Promised changes are starting to take hold; 900 new employees are screened, waiting to be hired.
OPM says two agencies will hold training sessions on how to use this new approach to hire senior executives. OPM also is working with other organizations to extend the training new SESers receive.
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OPM Director John Berry tells our own Jason Miller about the small steps the agency is taking to improve and automate the retirement processes.
It appears that your federal health plan just dodged a major bullet. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could have boosted premiums big-time for older, less healthy feds.
OPM's workplace flexibility pilot program takes shape in Washington and Pennsylvania.
AFGE and NTEU see areas where OPM could improve the federal human resources processes, but believe a major overhaul is not necessary. AFGE calls for more steps in the GS system and a broader use of career ladders. NTEU wants managers to receive more and better training on the how to best use the current HR processes.
J.D. Sicilia, Director of the DoD Lean Six Sigma Program Office and Howard Seamens, Performance Improvement Specialist with the Human Capital Portfolio in the DoD Lean Six Sigma Program Office say they've cut hiring time and improved candidates for Defense jobs.
During a recent Washington Council of Governments meeting, the OPM director talked about what he's heard from federal employees.