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FEHBP modernization plan receives cautious optimism from Hill

The Office of Personnel Management told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the 50-year-old law creating the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has hurt its ability to keep the FEHBP up-to-date. The agency estimates billions in savings over the next decade should Congress approve the White House's proposals in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , OPM , John Foley , Darrell Issa , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Blue Cross Blue Shield , United Healthcare , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tim Walberg , Jason Miller , FEHBP

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 07:54pm EDT
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Berry's tenure marked by accomplishments but much work remains for next director

OPM Director John Berry will leave his position today after four years on the job. Federal News Radio surveyed federal HR experts to develop a list of Berry's accomplishments and a to-do list for the next OPM director.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , workforce , people

Friday - 04/12/2013, 06:48am EDT
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AFGE rejects President Obama's chained CPI budget - April 12, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President Max Richtman voice opposition to President Obama's chained CPI budget proposal and its impact on seniors, veterans and federal employees. AFGE Public Policy Director Jacque Simon also analyzes proposed changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Tags: workforce , AFGE , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Max Richtman , Jacque Simon

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 04:55pm EDT
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Feds in Survivor Island mode

President Barack Obama wants to make federal service cool again. But his budget proposals, which would reduce future retirement benefits and force feds to pay more for them, has a lot of current civil servants hot under the collar, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , budget , 2014 budget , COLA , retirement

Friday - 04/12/2013, 02:00am EDT

5 trends and hurdles for the future of effective financial management

From shared services and data-driven decision-making, to shrinking budgets and workforces, Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People, tracks the emerging trends in effective financial management at federal agencies, and the possible hurdles that stand in the way of saving even more money.

Tags: Rise of the Money People , financial management , shared services , workforce , Clarence Crawford , Deloitte , Peggy Sherry , DHS , Jack Moore

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:22am EDT

Is there life after Berry?

John Berry, the ultimate Washington insider, is said to be leaving the Office of Personnel Management after four years running the federal civil-service machine. So how did he do, and how does he compare with the interesting assortment of OPM chiefs who came before him?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , OPM , John Berry

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:00am EDT

Intel community seeks to protect workforce from sequestration's impact

James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, said the 17-agency community is trying not to repeat lessons of past cuts that hampered analytical capabilities. Clapper also issued a new IC-wide code of ethics and made a key change to the security clearance form.

Tags: workforce , James Clapper , ODNI , sequestration , budget , security clearances , ethics , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 05:55am EDT

Leaner retirement in the works

In your golden retirement years, will you be dining on steak or Hamburger Helper? Some people say the latter may be on the menu thanks to a White house plan to trim future cost-of-living-adjustments for federal, military and Social Security retirees, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , Federal Report

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

The Creatures From Planet Money

Although they came from Planet Money, they look and act just like the rest of us. They work alongside us, sometimes they even run the show. So, who are these Money People? Where did they come from and where are they taking us? For answers, check out Federal News Radio's week-long series on the people who make the big-bucks decision, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Federal Report , financial management , Rise of the Money People

Monday - 04/08/2013, 02:00am EDT

Analysis: Pay, benefits, O&M will swallow entire DoD budget by 2024

Absent structural changes, the combination of 10-year budget caps Congress has already approved and rising growth in personnel costs mean DoD would be able to sign paychecks, administer healthcare benefits and not much more.

Tags: Congress , workforce , DoD , budget , 2014 budget , sequestration , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Todd Harrison , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:48am EDT
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