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OPM eases burden to hire people with disabilities

The agency will publish a final rule Friday that will remove the need for people with disabilities to have a "certification of job readiness."

Tags: hiring , workforce , management , people with disabilities , hiring reform , OPM , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 04:43pm EST

Pentagon starts 45-day countdown to civilian furloughs

The Pentagon says furloughs for nearly all of its 780,000 civilian employees would begin in April if sequestration goes into effect. DoD would grant limited exceptions for civilians in combat zones or those who are critical to preserving life and safety. Political appointees would also be exempt. The Pentagon also released a list of states where furloughs would have the most effect.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , workforce , Robert Hale , Jessica Wright , Jared Serbu , budget , Congress

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 05:59am EST

What if we sequester and nobody notices?

What if we get sequestered and nothing happens? At least not right away? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know what if the government, instead of furloughing all FBI agents, TSA screeners, and air traffic controllers on the same day finds a way to muddle through -- at least for awhile.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 02:00am EST

EEOC becoming one by meeting strategic goals

A year into its 16-point strategic plan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is making solid progress against most of its milestones. The strategy includes using technology to improve its services and creating a federal sector plan to better address specific issues.

Tags: workforce , management , EEOC , Claudia Withers , Jacqueline Berrien , Constance Barker , Carlton Hadden , Deidre Flippen , performance goals , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 06:16am EST

DoD details states hit hardest by sequestration

The Pentagon's budget chief, Robert Hale, told reporters that the economic impact of sequestration would be felt nationwide. The biggest potential losses, in term of total civilian payroll dollars, would be in Virginia, California, Maryland, Texas and Georgia, he said. Hale said the unpaid leaves for civilian workers would begin in late April and would save $4 billion to $5 billion if extended through the end of the budget year, Sept. 30.

Tags: Leon Panetta , sequestration , Robert Hale , workforce , furloughs , budget , DoD

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:41pm EST
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Sequestration Book: 50 Shades Greyer

If Uncle Sam tried to produce his version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," what would it be like? Would it be an easy and educational read? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has previewed it and has some suggestions you might want to check out.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , workforce , furloughs

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 02:00am EST

Work time spent on union activities at a 7-year high for feds

OPM issued its fiscal 2011 Official Time report. The data shows employees, on average, spent 2.82 hours on union-related work during official hours. The cost of official time also increased by almost 12 percent.

Tags: workforce , OPM , official time , unions , Phil Gingrey , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Congress , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/18/2013, 05:11am EST
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Part-timers running government

The next time Congress is in D.C. for an extended period of time, somebody should suggest that the House and the Senate investigate how much time and money has been lost preparing for a partial government shutdown almost everybody says would be a mistake. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 02:00am EST

Pentagon would avoid direct layoffs of civilians under sequestration

Robert Hale, the military's CFO, said reductions in force would cost more money than the Defense Department would save. But hiring a freeze and involuntary unpaid furloughs would be likely for civilians.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Robert Hale , workforce , civilian workforce , Joseph Dunford , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Robert Andrews , House Armed Services Committee , budget

Friday - 09/21/2012, 07:25am EDT
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Small agencies' sequestration plans build from budget frustrations

The congressional ritual of punting budget work into the next fiscal year has helped agencies prepare their workforces for sequestration. Managers have learned much over the past few years about preparing contingency plans.

Tags: workforce , budget , sequestration , management , Raymond Limon , Corporation for National and Community Service , Chief Human Capital Officers Council , Ruben Gomez , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 05:37am EDT
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