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Lawmakers spar over proposed federal retirement cuts

Lawmakers should keep their hands off federal employees' retirement plans, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Director of Retirement Benefit Services David Snell said at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy. The subcommittee is considering a slew of bills aimed at reducing federal pensions for both lawmakers and rank-and-file workers.

Tags: NARFE , David Snell , payroll tax cut , congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , FERS , CSRS , Social Security , OPM , Emily Kopp , Dennis Ross , Robert Dold , Tim Griffin , Mike Coffman

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:06pm EST
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OPM to hire CTO to handle USAJobs, retirement system

The Office of Personnel Management faces a House subcommittee today to answer questions about its handling of the USAJobs relaunch.

Tags: OPM , USAJobs , technology , workforce , hiring , House , Emily Kopp , Patrick McFarland , Valerie Melvin , Patrick Manzo , John Berry , Dennis Ross , Connie Mack , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Monster Government Solutions , cybersecuirty

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:11pm EST
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OPM officials asking for more transparency in FEHBP prescription drug program

Stopping the high cost of prescription drugs some federal workers pay in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program another goal of new legislation.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , best practices , congress , FEHBP , House Federal Workforce Subcommittee , OPM , Patrick McFarland , John Berry , John O'Brien

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 06:46pm EST

Intimidation investigation expedited at OMB

Director Peter Orszag pledges an "expedited review" into allegations an OMB employee threatened to "make life miserable" for the OPM IG over possible budget cuts.

Tags: management , Peter Orszag , Peter McFarland , Ed Towns , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , OMB , OPM , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ

Friday - 01/22/2010, 07:05am EST

OMB investigated for intimidating OPM

OPM inspector general sends letter to Reps. Towns and Lynch detailing incident between an agency budget officer and an OMB employee.

Tags: management , Thomas Gavin , Ed Towns , Peter Orszag , Phyllis Fong , Patrick McFarland , OMB , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Inspector General Act of 2008

Wednesday - 01/13/2010, 07:05am EST

House lawmakers to square off over plans to fix USPS

A House subcommittee will markup legislation Wednesday to address the Postal Service's financial problems. President Obama unveiled his reform proposal earlier this week. Postal Service officials say, if enacted, it would give them the breathing room they need to make major network changes.

Tags: management , budget , USPS , Barack Obama , ron stroman , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Elijah Cummings , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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Lawmakers at odds over 'official time'

House Oversight and Government Reform members disagreed on the whether federal employees should perform union activities during the work day. A bill banning official time has been introduced which AFGE says would all but end collective bargaining rights.

Tags: pay and benefits , Dennis Ross , Phil Gingrey , Tim Curry , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , John Gage , AFGE , Vincent Vernuccio , Competitive Enterprise Institute , official time , labor-management relations , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 07:51am EDT
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Rep. Lynch calls inaccuracies in pay debate 'hogwash'

High unemployment in the private sector and continuing economic woes are making some people focus on the pay and benefits of federal workers as being too high compared with those in industry. But one of the top House lawmakers whose subcommittee focuses on the concerns of federal workers dismissed much of the criticism over pay and benefits. Rep. Stephen Lynch said much of the unfounded comments, some of which is based on inaccurate information, hurts the government's efforts to bring smart people into public service.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , federal pay debate , House Federal Workforce , Postal Service and the District of Columbia Subcom , Jason Chaffetz , Max Cacas

Monday - 08/23/2010, 06:08am EDT
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House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms

Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Jason Chaffetz , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , VA , NTEU , hiring reforms , veterans preference , USAJobs.gov , Federal Career Internship Program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 06:54am EDT
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