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Indian Health Service settles employee overtime case for $80M

Three employee unions: the Laborers' International Union of North America, the National Federation of Federal Employees and the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3601, filed a lawsuit against IHS claiming employees were forced to work overtime, but not compensated.

Tags: IHS , FLSA , workforce , pay and benefits , HHS , Robert McSwain , AFGE , NFFE , Snider & Associates , Jason Miller , Laborers

Friday - 05/29/2015, 08:42pm EDT

Labor secretary says new overtime rules coming soon

Labor Secretary Tom Perez told Congress on Wednesday that his agency is still working on President Barack Obama's directive a year ago that the department come up with new rules to make more workers eligible for overtime pay for working beyond their scheduled hours.

Tags: Labor Department , Tom Perez , pay and benefits , workforce

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 02:40am EDT

IRS imposes hiring freeze, eliminates overtime to deal with budget cuts

Budget cuts are forcing the IRS to impose a hiring freeze, except for emergencies, and eliminate almost all overtime. Commissioner John Koskinen said the cuts could also delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts.

Tags: IRS , John Koskinen , tax refund , budget , Congress , Hiring freeze , Associated Press , workforce

Friday - 12/19/2014, 05:04am EST

VA lifts overtime requirement for claims workers

The Department of Veterans Affairs will temporarily suspend a program that requires more than 10,000 disability claims processors to work at least 20 hours of overtime per month with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki saying Thursday he had to be careful not to burn out his workforce.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , workforce , disability claims , Eric Shinseki

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 08:10pm EST

Report: DHS employees abusing overtime allowances

Tags: workforce , DHS , CBP , ICE ,

Friday - 11/01/2013, 01:18pm EDT

OPM processes fewer retirement applications than expected in May

The Office of Personnel Management's efforts to process retirement claims and reduce a longstanding backlog slipped last month, after the agency was forced to cancel employee overtime because of automatic budget cuts. OPM processed 10,954 claims in May, according to new data, 546 fewer than it had projected. That's only the third time in the past 16 months - since the agency rolled out a new plan for clearing the backlog that OPM failed to hit its processing goal.

Tags: OPM , retirement , retirement backlog , Jack Moore , sequestration ,

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 04:03pm EDT

CBP issues tens of thousands of furlough notices

In order to counter funding reductions due to sequestration, Customs and Border Protection has begun sending furlough notices to many of its 60,000 employees. An officer in the union representing CBP agents says these measures amount to a 40 percent reduction in salaries.

Tags: CBP , Shawn Moran , National Border Patrol Council , furloughs , workforce , sequestration , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , pay , management

Friday - 03/08/2013, 12:35pm EST

Metro OT adds up: $187K for 2 months for 10 workers

One construction inspector made $32,090 in overtime in January and February.

Tags: Evan Haning , Metro , Tri-State Oversight Committee ,

Monday - 05/09/2011, 09:36am EDT

Lots of OT is bad for your heart

Before you think about tacking on a few more hours of overtime this week, be forewarned. If you work 10 or 11 hours a day, you are more likely to suffer serious heart problems.

Tags: OT , Cordish Cos.isease , heart attacks , angina , Marianna Virtanen , Kristi King , Colleen Kelleher , depression , diabetes

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 12:39pm EDT

Survey says: Majority of feds work more than 8 hours a day

FederalNewsRadio finds 77 percent of respondents say they work more than eight hours in a day. Two-thirds of the federal employees who responded also say they work more than 80 hours in two weeks. Feds say the perception they don't work hard is unfair and rarely accurate.

Tags: P&B , 5 Fallacies of Government? , fallacies , series , Comp time

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 07:30am EDT
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