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OPM online training course aims to make telework more accessible

The Office of Personnel Management has updated the telework training offered through Telework.gov. Agencies must provide telework training to employees who are able and willing to work outside the office before the two parties sign a telework agreement. The upgrades will allow agencies to track which employees use and complete the training, according to the memo.

Tags: telwork , Telework Enhancement Act , snow policy , OPM , John Berry , Emily Kopp , training

Monday - 01/23/2012, 04:05pm EST

Postal Service, unions reach impasse in labor talks

Labor talks failed this weekend between the Postal Service and two postal unions the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Handlers Union.

Tags: National Association of Letter Carriers , National Postal Mail Handlers Union , USPS , pay and benefits , union , arbitration

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:07am EST

The lessons and legacy of NSPS

The Defense Department's long experiment in a pay-for-performance system was supposed to provide a model for the rest of government. Instead, after six years and protracted legal battles, the National Security Personnel System. was abolished by Congress. With more than 225,000 employees, who were once covered by the system, now converted back to the General Schedule, Federal News Radio examines the lessons learned and legacy of NSPS.

Tags: NSPS , NSPS transition , general schedule , pay for performance , DoD , management , pay , pay and benefits , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 03:02pm EST

Looking ahead: What should feds expect in 2012?

John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service, Jessie Klement of the Federal Managers Association, Beth Moten of the American Federation of Government Employees will talk about the proposed federal pay freeze and other issues affecting federal employees.
January 20, 2011

Tags: FEDtalk , federal pay debate , pay and benefits , deficit reduction , payroll tax holiday , pay freeze , retirement , Jennifer Mattingley , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Jessie Klement , Federal Managers Association , Beth Moten , AFGE

Saturday - 01/21/2012, 12:16am EST
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Attrition could be at highest levels in three years

Tim McManus, the vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what federal managers can do to fill in the blanks in their workforces as retirements and buyouts increase.

Tags: retention , retirement , management , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:29pm EST
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DoD, State agree to share more personnel

The Defense and State Departments have agreed on a new personnel-sharing agreement that State officials called the most "significant formal exchange of personnel" in the history of both departments. The new Memorandum of Understanding on the Non-Reimbursable Exchange of Personnel expands personnel-sharing between the two departments, which was capped at 50 positions. The MOU increases the number of DoD personnel working at State to 98.

Tags: DoD , State , personnel exchange

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 04:59pm EST

OPM tackles retirement backlog with more staff, better technology

The Office of Personnel Management is trying to tackle its retirement services backlog with more staff and upgraded technology.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , retirement , technology , congress

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 08:34am EST
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Union for federal prison officers pushes for more staff in wake of increased violence - January 13th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel addresses the reasons behind a recent spike in violence at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Also, AFGE Communications Director Enid Doggett provides communications tips and strategies for union members while personal finance columnist Karen Blumenthal discusses her new book, "The Wall Street Journal Guide to Starting Fresh: How to Leave Financial Hardships Behind and Take Control of Your Financial Life."

Tags: Inside Government , AFGE , Dale Deshotel , Enid Doggett , Karen Blumenthal

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 06:23pm EST
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Young feds: Endangered species

What do younger federal workers have in common with the Javan Rhino, the Hawaiian Monk Seal and the Giant Chinese Salamander? All of them are on the rare or endangered species list, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But that may be about to change.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , young feds

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Analysis: Government reorganization 'challenging terrain' for Obama

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for the power to merge federal agencies in an effort to make government more efficient and consumer friendly. Obama will call on Congress to give him a type of consolidation authority last held by a president when Ronald Reagan was in office. Analysts and former government insiders congratulate the president for the massive plan to streamline services. But they warn it will be tricky.

Tags: business , Emily Kopp , Don Kettl , Susan Schwab , USTR , Commerce , NOAA , Partnership for Public Service , Max Stier , Jeff Zients , OMB , Barack Obama , congress , management , government reorganization ,

Friday - 01/13/2012, 08:15pm EST
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