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TSP Board looks for fund manager for C Fund

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board issued a request for proposal for the Thrift Savings Plan's Common Stock Fund.

Tags: TSP , retirement , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board ,

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 10:20am EST

When is phased retirement coming to your agency?

The waiting game continues for agencies to implement their own guidance and put phased retirement into practice. An OPM spokesman told Federal News Radio it hasn't received any applications for phased retirement so far, and it has no reports on agencies implementing the program.

Tags: retirement , phased retirement , OPM , Julie Perkins , Mike Causey , Your Turn ,

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 10:12am EST
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Ash Carter may face 'rocky' confirmation hearing for Defense secretary

Despite bipartisan support and years of experience in the Defense Department, Ash Carter's confirmation hearing to be Defense secretary might not be smooth sailing.

Tags: Ashton Carter , DoD , Congress , Senate , John McCain , Nora Bensahel , Senate Armed Services Committee , people , American University ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 11:43am EST
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House, Senate bills push for 3.8 percent federal pay raise

Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would give federal employees a 3.8 percent pay raise next year. Federal employees received 1 percent pay raises in both 2014 and 2015, after three years of pay freezes.

Tags: pay , Gerry Connolly , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Richard Thissen , NARFE , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , Senate , pay raise , workforce , NTEU , Federal-Postal Coalition , Ben Cardin , Brian Schatz , NFFE , House

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:31am EST

First snow of the season: Did OPM make the right call?

The Office of Personnel Management announced early Tuesday morning that agencies in the D.C. are open, but employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. Federal employees reacted to social media.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , snow closings ,

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 10:19am EST

Obama announces series of SES reforms

During a meeting with thousands of federal managers today, President Barack Obama announced reforms to the Senior Executive Service. They include creating an SES advisory group, developing a leadership program for future career executives, and forming a new customer service awards program.

Tags: management , SES , Jitinder Kohli , Barack Obama , SES reform

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 10:14am EST

Thousands of veterans' calls for help go to voicemail

The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General identified a total of 40,500 missed opportunities for the call center to refer veterans to appropriate care and services.

Tags: veterans , Veterans Affairs Department , homelessness , Baylee Crone ,

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:54am EST

Petition for four-day Christmas weekend fails to get 100,000 signatures

With about 92,500 signatures, a petition to give federal employees a four-day weekend around Christmas came up just short of getting a response from the White House.

Tags: petition , Christmas , workforce

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:15am EST

Latest employee viewpoint survey shows dissatisfaction with VA's senior leaders

In an agency rocked by scandal and mismanagement, employees at the Veterans Affairs Department are becoming less pleased with their senior leaders. According to data from the Office of Personnel Management's 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey, only 37 percent of employees surveyed said they are satisfied with their senior leaders' policies and practices. The number is down from 40 percent in the 2013 survey.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce , management ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 11:27am EDT

Communication, transparency key to successful procurements

Like virtually everything in the federal government, the relationship federal agencies and industry organizations is complex. Contracts, buying and selling are just a small piece of the pie. Communication and collaboration are key factors that must exist in the pipeline between the public and private sectors. As part of our special report, the Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio hosted a panel with acquisition experts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jeff Koses , GSA , Jim Blades , Millennium Challenge Corporation , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , exclusive

Friday - 10/17/2014, 09:49am EDT
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