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Damned if you do, darned if you don't!

What's the worst job in Washington? Some would say it is being director of the Office of Personnel Management in winter, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And we found out why last week.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Katherine Archuleta

Monday - 01/27/2014, 02:00am EST

The status of telework in the federal government

Jennifer Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the the status of telework in the federal government.
January 24, 2014

Tags: workforce , telework , Jennifer Mattingley , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , Kate Lister , Global Work Analytics , Tyler Robinson , Young Government Leaders , Kimberly Wells , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 01/24/2014, 10:33pm EST
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Background check firm in hot water for 'flushing' records

The Justice Department has accused the company that performed background investigations of both National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis of defrauding the government, making false statements and breach of contract. DoJ's civil complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Alabama alleges the company, which is the government's largest contractor for background-investigation services, submitted at least 665,000 background investigations to the Office of Personnel Management that hadn't been properly reviewed.

Tags: DoJ , background investigations , USIS , Edward Snowden , Aaron Alexis

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 01:29pm EST

Facebook commenters blast Archuleta over operating status

Facebook users were quick to criticize the Office of Personnel Management's decision to operate federal agencies on a two-hour delay Wednesday.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , operating status , snow , Facebook , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 07:13am EST

OPM to RIF 300 workers from HR Solutions office

The Office of Personnel Management said it's abolishing 300 positions nationwide, about 25 percent of which are full-time workers. OPM said the budget environment where fewer agencies are hiring and training employees is causing the need to reduce staff.

Tags: workforce , Joseph Kennedy , reduction of force , HR Solutions , resume bank , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 02:06pm EST

Fed agencies open Wednesday under two-hour delayed arrival

Due to wintry weather conditions in the D.C. region, federal agencies will be open Wednesday, Jan. 22, under a two-hour delayed arrival. Employees also have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. The Office of Personnel Management says employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would normally be expected to arrive.

Tags: operating status , workforce

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 10:03pm EST

Stay home or go home: Nightmare decision

Every time there is a big snowstorm, top government officials are haunted by a 32-year-old nightmare, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 02:00am EST

D.C. federal offices closed Tuesday

Federal offices in D.C. closed today. Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow agency policies.

Tags: operating status , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 04:04am EST

Archuleta studying best ways to ensure OPM continues HR evolution

Katherine Archuleta has spent her first few months as director at the Office of Personnel Management learning, listening and asking questions to figure out how to ensure continuous improvement. Archuleta said she expects a new plan to improve the agency's technology by the end of February.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , workforce , human resources , retirement claims processing , Jason Miller , retirement , management , hiring reforms , exclusive

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:16am EST
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House votes to beef up OPM inspector general funding

The House gave a boost to the Office of Personnel Management inspector general's office Tuesday, voting to provide the agency's auditors with access to new funding to conduct investigations. In a unanimous vote, the House approved the bipartisan OPM IG Act, introduced by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and co-sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass). The Senate approved a nearly identical measure, introduced by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), in October.

Tags: congress , House , Senate , background investigations , Patrick McFarland , Blake Farenthold , Stephen Lynch , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 05:49pm EST
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