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OPM to extend viewpoint survey to all feds

All federal employees will have the opportunity to participate in this year's Employee Viewpoint Survey. The Office of Personnel Management's annual survey of federal workers' opinions often is used to set administrative policies at agencies. In past years, only a third of the workforce had been asked to participate.

Tags: OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Emily Kopp , John Berry , management ,

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:14pm EST

Job bias claims at record level

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 100,000 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, the most in its 46-year history. That's a slight increase over the previous year, which had 25 fewer complaints.

Tags: EEOC , discrimination , Ron Cooper

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:49am EST

Washington's weather wimps bite back

Monday's weather delay for the D.C. region has people in Chicago, Boston and Pittsburgh wondering why we are such weather wimps. But it may be their fault too, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , OPM , OPM snow policy ,

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 02:00am EST

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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