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VA simplifies access to PTSD care

New regulations decrease the burden on veterans seeking treatment and benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tags: VA , PTSD , Eric Shinseki , Rachel Stevens

Monday - 07/12/2010, 02:56pm EDT

OPM clears up category rankings process

Agency releases new guides to help hiring managers implement the new approach, which will replace the rule of three.

Tags: OPM , hiring reform , category rating system , Rachel Stevens

Monday - 06/28/2010, 05:32pm EDT

Federal pay freeze proposal defeated

The Senate has rejected an attempt to freeze federal pay and the size of the government workforce. Also included in the defeated proposal was funding for a planned State Department security training facility.

Tags: pay freeze , bonuses , State , training facility , John Thune

Friday - 06/18/2010, 07:14am EDT

OPM wants to settle the fed salary debate

Director John Berry has asked federal and private sector experts to come up with a formula to compare public and private sector salaries. He says the government has a perception problem that needs to be fixed. Two senators introduce provisions to freeze federal pay and the number of employees.

Tags: John Berry , Christine Griffin , Tom Coburn , John Thune , OPM , BLS , Senior Executive Association , NAPA , Administrative Conference of the U.S. , diversity , hiring reforms , pay raise , Jason Miller , Executive Update 2010

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 07:05am EDT
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VA tries to speed claims processing for vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing changes it says will help simplify and speed the process for veterans seeking compensation for disabilities related to their military service. The news comes as the Department is working to cut the large claims backlog it has accumulated.

Tags: VA , Eric Shinseki , claims processing , claims backlog , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 01:31pm EDT

House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms

Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.

Tags: John Berry , Stephen Lynch , Jason Chaffetz , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , VA , NTEU , hiring reforms , veterans preference , USAJobs.gov , Federal Career Internship Program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 06:54am EDT
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OPM gives feds two extra months to decide on long-term care changes

Extension comes after employee unions and others ask for it during a hearing last week. Employees must decide whether to stick with their current plan and see premiums increase, or move to a different plan.

Tags: OPM , NARFE , NTEU , Long term care insurance program

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 06:43pm EDT

What's happening to your pay, benefits, retirement?

Multiple proposals being discussed by Congress and the White House would affect feds' pay and benefits. Host Mike Causey is joined by Steve Losey and Steve Watkins of the Federal Times to discuss what might be coming down the road.
May 25, 2011

Tags: pensions , retirement , workforce , health insurance , FERS , CSRS , Mike Causey , Steve Watkins , Steve Losey , Federal Times

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 12:33pm EDT
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How to find open season resources fast

Open Season 2010 is quickly coming to a close. December 13 is the last day for feds to make changes to their health care plans. David Snell from the National Active & Retired Federal Employees group joins us to talk about the best health plan deals for feds and retirees.
December 8, 2010

Tags: open season , FEHBP , Your Turn , Mike Causey , David Snell , NARFE

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 04:08pm EST
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How to pay for 2011 premiums on a frozen salary

The proposed federal pay freeze has left feds with a lot of questions. We get an update from Jessica Klement with the Federal Managers Association. Walton Francis also joins us for a look at the best health plans for you this open season.
December 1, 2010

Tags: pay freeze , pay debate , open season , Walton Francis , Jessica Klement , FMA , Mike Causey , Your Turn ,

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 05:49pm EST
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