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Weather delays federal government opening

Snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain combine to delay opening federal agencies in the Washington, DC area. The Office of Personnel Management has announced a two hour delayed arrival this morning for employees, who also have the option to take unscheduled leave or telework.

Tags: OPM , weather , delays , telework

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 07:13am EST

Unions push back against deficit commission

Federal employee and management groups sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reject proposals to cut workforce benefits made by the Deficit Commission. The letter comes on the heels of a new bill to codify many of the commission's recommendations.

Tags: hiring , retirement , budget cuts , Commission on Deficit Reduction and Fiscal Respons , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 07:33pm EST

Federal union wins case for SSA teleservice employees

The Federal Labor Relations Authority has ruled that a guideline restricting how employees at Social Security Administration teleservice centers use annual leave violates the union's national agreement.

Tags: SSA , AFGE , FLRA , teleservice , Meg Beasley

Monday - 01/10/2011, 06:51pm EST

The Federal Pay Debate has real consequences

Some of the budget cutting ideas like pay cuts and freezes, furloughs and cutbacks are "just crazy" according to a federal employee union official.

Tags: AFGE , DFAS , pay debate , federal pay , Arnold Scott , furloughs , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 01/07/2011, 01:40pm EST

OPM details pay freeze exclusions

The Office of Personnel Management sent a memo to agencies explaining who the pay freeze applies to and how it will be implemented. OPM answers several questions about performance increases, step increases and collective bargaining raises.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , OMB , pay freeze , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/03/2011, 02:27pm EST

Federal pay freeze explained

What does the language in the continuing resolution mean for federal employees? AFGE's Jackie Simon tries to answer some of the most pressing questions around the two-year pay freeze and how the CR affects performance bonuses and step increases. OMB is expected to offer guidance in the coming weeks.

Tags: White House , Jackie Simon , AFGE , pay freeze , continuing resolution , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 05:10pm EST
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OPM pushes telework during emergency events

A new policy is promoting the use of unscheduled telework for employees with existing agreements when the Washington area faces weather or other emergency events. OPM also has redefined what it means when the government is closed due to natural or man-made incidents. The agency said the changes will help save employees' vacation time and ensure the government is meeting its mission.

Tags: John Berry , Jerry Mikowicz , OPM , telework , operating status , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 06:59am EST
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Open? Closed? OPM redefines operating statuses

The Office of Personnel Management provides a behind-the-scene look at how Director Berry plans to handle the winter ahead, introduces a new set of operating status notifications, and looks at the National Weather Service's long range forecast.

Tags: operating status , OPM , John Berry , NWS , la Nina , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 12:02pm EST

OPM proposes to change definition of national security jobs

The agency issued a proposed rule expanding and clarifying what a positions could impact the country through access to information or weapons.

Tags: OPM , national security positions , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:24pm EST

Federal Salary Council proposes locality increase for 2012

The report comes as Congress and the administration are considering a two-year pay freeze. The White House held 2011 locality pay at the 2010 levels. The council also wants to add six new cities to the locality pay list.

Tags: OPM , OMB , Labor Department , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay freeze , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/10/2010, 06:25pm EST
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