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Feds Feed Families tops food drive goal

USDA was among the top agencies that donated food for the Feds Feed Families program.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , Capitol Area Foodbank , Max Cacas , Feds Feed Families , charity

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 04:55pm EDT

Average time to hire a new fed cut by 70 days

OPM said its goal is to get the average hire in their agency in 80 days. One way the agency will continue to bring down the average time is through a new set of applicant assessment tools. The first will launch in January for accountants and financial analysts.

Tags: Nancy Kichak , OPM , ELC 2010 , hiring process , internship programs , dismissal process , , applicant assessments , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 07:20am EDT

Tips for feds to speed up retirement checks

OPM Director John Berry and new Associate Director Bill Zielinski explain what feds who are caught in the backlog, or those who are about to retire, can do to help OPM process their claims.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , Bill Zielinski , retirement benefits processing , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 07:35am EDT

FEHB premiums to increase by 7.2 percent in 2011

OPM said the rise in costs is lower than the industry standard. Employees who choose family coverage will see an increase of $22.90 a month. Open season starts Nov. 8.

Tags: OPM , FEHB , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , health insurance , open season , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:19pm EDT

Telework compromise passes Senate

The bill now awaits House approval

Tags: telework , HR 1722 , Senate

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 02:49pm EDT

VA benefits bill headed to President Obama

A comprehensive veterans' benefits bill is headed to the White House for President Obama's approval.

Tags: Daniel Akaka , VA , veterans benefits , H.R. 3219 , disabled vets ,

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 12:39pm EDT

CHCO survey: Federal hiring system hurts government

The report, issued by the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thorton, says there are a number of longstanding issues that are hurting the federal government's chances of attracting the best and the brightest.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , Grant Thorton , CHCO , hiring , retention , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 04:43pm EDT

Berry: claims about feds' pay 'unfair and untrue'

OPM says that it's unfair to compare federal workers' compensation with private sector workers at-large. Federal workers are specialized and have a higher degree of education, and only 11 percent of employees work in blue collar jobs. In addition, OPM director John Berry told Federal News Radio that the number of healthcare and technology professionals in the federal workforce grew by 50 percent over the last 30 years. The Cato Institute reports that federal employees rank in the top five sectors based on average annual pay.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , federal pay debate , Cato Institute , pay debate

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 06:49am EDT

Energy Secretary and others head for the dunk tank

Energy announces plans to host officials from several federal agencies to raise awareness and donations for the July collection of the "Feds Feed Families" nationwide food drive.

Tags: newsstand , Feds Feed Families , OPM , DoE , CHCO , NNSA , Steven Chu , John Berry , Thomas D’Agostino , Kathryn Medina , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:42pm EDT

A round up of Cool Jobs in Government

Find out about all of the different and interesting federal jobs highlighted during our special report. Plus, tell us about your cool or unusual federal job.

Tags: newscast , Cool Jobs in Government

Friday - 07/16/2010, 11:49am EDT
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