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TSP returns stall in April

Thrift Savings Plan figures, which had been in an upward climb, appear to have stalled in April, with seven of the 10 funds finishing in the red last month

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Scandals lay federal workforce bare

Citizens who follow the news — which is usually bad, and hence, news — must be thinking that feds are party animals, whether they are in Las Vegas or Colombia. But Uncle Sam has more than his share of good people, too, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , GSA scandal , GSA , Secret Service

Monday - 04/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

Reports indicate federal workers' comp long overdue for update

The federal workers' compensation program has long targeted by agency inspectors general, who have cited the program's lack of oversight and susceptibility to improper payments Some members of Congress also argue the program's benefit structure, which hasn't been meaningfully updated since the mid-1970s, has led to widespread inefficiencies.

Tags: Labor , pay and benefits , benefits , workforce , GAO , FECA , Congress , Andrew Sherrill , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:51pm EDT
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SESers recognized for leadership, results with Presidential Rank Awards

The White House honored 54 Senior Executive Service members for their work in 2011. Combined, the honorees saved or helped the government avoid spending $36 billion.

Tags: workforce , Senior Executive Service , management , Senior Executives Association , Karen Mills , SBA , Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/27/2012, 10:25am EDT

This is not a drill!

After years of false alarms about benefit cuts and a brain drain, things are starting to happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The federal retirement program may be the next casualty.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , federal report , workforce , retirement , Congress

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

Changes will 'burnish prestige' of Fellows program, OPM director says

OPM Director John Berry detailed changes coming to the Presidential Management Fellows Program in a recent letter to Congress, obtained by Federal News Radio. The program came under criticism earlier this year for mistakenly sending out 300 letters of acceptance to applicants who had not been chosen for the program.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , Presidential Managment Fellows Program , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Ser , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 06:51am EDT

OPM releases draft guide for competency-based job hiring

The Office of Personnel Management has released a draft version of a guide to using competency-based qualification standards, along with a new round of competency-based job requirements for certain clerical and administrative positions.

Tags: workforce , hiring , management , Kimberly Holden , competency-based standards

Monday - 04/30/2012, 05:54pm EDT

Has the long-anticipated retirement tsunami finally started?

Recent data from the Office of Personnel Management suggests that the long-predicted retirement tsunami of federal employees may have started. As more and more baby boomers opt to retire, a vacuum of knowledge and experience is being left behind at many agencies. Some federal managers are now scrambling to figure out ways to ride out the wave.

Tags: retirement , John Palguta , Carol Bonosaro , Jon Desenberg , Michael Kane , Chris Van Hollen , John Crum , Angie Bailey , John Berry , recruitment , workforce , Partnership for Public Service , OPM

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:10pm EDT
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Good boss, bad boss?

Here's news that might not be all that surprising. A lot of people don't like their boss. Or have a very high opinion of where they work, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So where do you fit in this mix?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , management , performance evaluations , OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey

Monday - 04/30/2012, 02:00am EDT
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