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Feds hail OPM's John Berry as an 'advocate' and 'champion'

On John Berry's last day as director of the Office of Personnel Management, the consensus from federal employees and employee groups he has worked with the past four years is that his shoes will be hard to fill and that he has been an utmost advocate for federal employees in a tough political climate of furlough talk, budget negotiations and a rebounding economy.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Assocation , National Federation of Federal Employees , Katie Howard

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:55am EDT
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The John Berry legacy at OPM

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, and NFFE president William R. Dougan will give their thoughts on John Berry's four years as director of the Office of Personnel Management.
April 10, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , John Berry , Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Association , NFFE , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 10:10pm EDT
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Feds sound off on sequestration impact

Federal workers are sounding off about how sequestration, the across-the-board budget cuts slated to kick in Friday, will impact their jobs and their families. The Federal Workers Alliance, a conglomeration of 20 federal-employee unions, has launched a message board to allow feds to share their concerns and to put a human face on the cuts.

Tags: sequestration , Federal Workers Alliance , workforce , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 02:57pm EST

Union president calls Senate fiscal cliff bill 'bad deal'

William R. Dougan, national president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, said Tuesday the Senate's fiscal cliff bill will lead to a political standoff that will leave federal employees with an uncertain future.

Tags: NFFE , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Senate , workforce , budget , Congress , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 05:01pm EST

Romney's private-sector approach to government includes realigning pay, downsizing workforce

It's no secret Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney envisions broad changes to the federal government and its workforce. In campaign speeches, Romney has spoken of aligning federal pay with that of the private sector and reducing the federal workforce through attrition. But federal unions say Romney's comments and proposals should give feds pause. This story is part of Federal News Radio's special, week-long multimedia report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Mitt Romney , pay and benefits , Paul Ryan , pay freeze , Obama Impact , AFGE , J. David Cox , NFFE , workforce , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:59pm EDT

Public-private pay gap increases to 26 percent

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the pay gap is 26.3 percent, up from 24 percent last year.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay gap , BLS , Federal Salary Council , OPM , National Federation of Federal Employees , budget , pay debate

Friday - 11/04/2011, 06:14pm EDT

Congress: Rightsizing debate should include feds and contractors

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that federal contractors need to be a major part of the discussion on rightsizing the federal workforce. But, they have not yet come to terms with whether the debate is about just raw numbers or having the right number of employees doing an amount of work they can handle.

Tags: pay and benefits , industry , Stephen Lynch , Dennis Ross , Gerry Connolly , Cynthia Lummis , Tom Marino , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , NFFE , workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 04:51pm EDT