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OPM begins its march toward a modern IT infrastructure

The Office of Personnel Management will focus its efforts around six pillars and a series of initiatives to improve how it uses and delivers technology services. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said the plan helps reinforce the collaborative approach needed to implement IT systems.

Tags: technology , Katherine Archuleta , Donna Seymour , retirement services , IT strategic plan , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 03:50am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

More changes coming to OPM's IT organization.

Tags: Jason Miller , Katherine Archuleta , Donna Seymour ,

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:27pm EDT
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Katherine Archuleta & Donna Seymour, OPM

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta stays true to her word when it comes to IT.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , Donna Seymour , IT , Jason Miller , technology

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 01:20pm EDT
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The TSP and more

CBS MoneyWatch Columnist Allan Roth discusses what you can do to maximize your TSP investments, and Nicole Johnson from the Federal Times discusses OPM's plans to reform its IT systems.
March 12, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , CBS MoneyWatch.com , Allan Roth , Nicole Johnson , Federal Times , OPM backlog , Federal Managers Association , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 07:37pm EDT
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Tracking feds' morale, changes to General Schedule part of 2015 budget plan

The Obama administration is calling on agencies to get smarter about tracking employee morale and engagement. The administration plans to roll out an "engagement dashboard" this year that agency supervisors can use to track the mood of their workforces. It's just one part of a planned overhaul of federal management called for in President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget blueprint. Other initiatives include a revamp of the General Schedule personnel system, real-time performance reviews of management efforts and enhanced training for senior executives.

Tags: HRstat , management , workforce , employee morale , budget , 2015 budget , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:08pm EDT

Veterans make up growing share of federal workforce so why is their morale faltering?

Nearly three in every 10 new employees hired by the federal government have worked for Uncle Sam before -- in uniform. But even as the federal government has found success onboarding veteran employees, new questions have been raised about the workplace environments veterans are encountering.

Tags: workforce , management , veteran , veteran hiring , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Brandon Friedman , Alex Horton , VA , Barrett Bogue , Eric Young , Bureau of Prisons , morale , Jeff Neal , Patrick Boulay

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Retirement claims tick up in February, OPM retools federal retirement forecast

More than 12,000 federal employees filed for retirement last month, according to new data from the Office of Personnel Management. That was about 2,200 more retirement applications than the agency expected to receive under new monthly projections it began using this month. Despite an overall slower pace of retirements this year compared to last, OPM's progress in clearing a longstanding inventory of claims appears to have stalled. In fact, the backlog grew in February by more than 2,200 claims.

Tags: retirement , retirement backlog , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 12:46pm EST

Obama to propose employee training improvements in 2015 budget

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta didn't have details on the proposals, but she said agencies need to learn from each other and build on their successes.

Tags: workforce , training , budget , Barack Obama , Katherine Archuleta , NTEU , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/03/2014, 04:31am EST

Feds thank OPM for early call on government closure

Federal employees thanked the Office of Personnel Management for its early announcement that federal agencies in D.C. would be closed Monday. The comments come in stark contrast to complaints about OPM calling closures or delays too late.

Tags: Facebook , Twitter , operating status , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Monday - 03/03/2014, 09:12am EST

Senate bill blocks background-check firms from reviewing own work

The Preventing Conflicts of Interest with Contractors Act would block the Office of Personnel Management from contracting with companies to perform final quality reviews if those same companies are also responsible for conducting initial investigations. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta announced in early February that, going forward, only federal employees would conduct final quality reviews. The new bill writes Archuleta's decision into law. Otherwise it could be reversed by a future OPM director.

Tags: Senate , Congress , Jon Tester , Claire McCaskill , Mark Begich , security clearances , background investigations , Katherine Archuleta , Jack Moore

Friday - 02/28/2014, 11:32am EST
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