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Partnership for Public Service and OPM workshop

Partnership for Public Service is hosting a special workshop along with the Office of Personnel Management to help agencies develop a cohesive hiring process.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , End to End Integration , Tim McManus

Friday - 10/23/2009, 06:28pm EDT
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Does government hiring always need to be slow and arduous?

We continue with our coverage of "Five Fallacies of Government" and the fallacy of government hiring always being slow and arduous.

Tags: 5 Fallacies of Government , Jeff Neal , federal hiring , DHS ,

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 07:05pm EDT
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Lawmaker seeks to fix "outdated & old" federal hiring process once and for all

Anyone now working for the Federal Government or who knows someone who is a fed likely has their own story of how long it took to get the job. In some cases, it can take up to a year for some high-security jobs. But does it really have to be that way? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long special series, "the Five Fallacies of Government". Today: "The federal hiring process must be slow and arduous."

Tags: series , fallacies , mngt , P&B , Senate Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government , federal workforce , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , John Berry , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , President Obama , Max Cacas , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 07:04am EDT
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Senate panel vets MSPB nominees

A Senate committee has held nomination hearings for the two newest members of the Merit Systems Protection Board -- the independent federal panel designated to hear federal worker appeals of personnel decisions made by their agencies. The two nominees, who will be chairman and vice chairman of MSPB, have long backgrounds in work with federal employee unions.

Tags: mngt , P&B , Tracking the Transition , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Daniel Akaka , MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Anne Marie Wagner , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 07:22am EDT
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The Retirement Wave

In today's look at the "5 Fallacies of Government?", FederalNewsRadio turns the focus on the "retirement wave" of the future.

Tags: series , fallacies , retirement wave , OMB , Peter Orszag , Linda Springer , Diana Furchtgott-Roth , P&B

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 04:00am EDT
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OPM offers little relief for long-term health care increases

During a Senate hearing, OPM pledges to do a better job in the future of explaining that increases are very much possible. Enrollees have until Dec. 14 to make a decision about changing plans, but lawmakers, employee unions and others call for OPM to extend the deadline. John Hancock official says on average premiums will increase only $29.

Tags: P&B , Daniel Green , Susan Collins , Herb Kohl , Senate Special Committee on Aging , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , John Hancock , NTEU , Marianne Harrison , Colleen Kelley , Chester Joy , LTC , long term care insurance

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 07:02am EDT
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How to work around FEHBP's fewer choices and higher costs

There are fewer options and higher prices in store for most federal employees this Open Season. But premiums may not have to be as high as many feds think. FederalNewsRadio gets tips from the editor of CHECKBOOK's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , FEHBP , Mike Causey , health insurance , premiums , Walton Francis , Checkbook's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Empl , Suzanne Kubota , Blue Cross , GEHA , Kaiser

Tuesday - 10/13/2009, 11:54am EDT
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Some insurance companies leave Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan as Open Season approaches

OPM memo outlines which companies are leaving and what they must do before 2010. Insurance companies have to notify participants of their intent, but feds are responsible for finding new plans.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , FEHBP , Mike Causey , Dorothy Ramienski , health insurance

Monday - 10/12/2009, 05:03pm EDT
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