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Unions once again urge supercommittee to save feds' pay, benefits

Lawmakers charged with reducing the federal deficit should look to contractors' compensation rather than reduce government workers' pay and benefits, a coalition of federal unions and management associations wrote in a letter to supercommittee leaders.

Tags: Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , pay and benefits , Federal-Postal Coalition , supercommittee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Congress , budget , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Emily Kopp , deficit , hiring ,

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

GAO freezes hiring, considers furloughs

Government Accountability Office employees could face six days of furlough this year as the watchdog agency expects a possible cut of $35 to $42 million in its budget compared with last year.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , budget , Congress , telework , furlough , pay and benefits , technology

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 01:44pm EDT

OPM working 'around the clock' to fix USAJobs.gov

The Office of Personnel Management is scrambling to buy more server capacity after record traffic overwhelmed the new version of the USAJobs.gov website. OPM Director John Berry said the site now is serving 94 percent of users. But he acknowledged that's "cold comfort for those whose applications aren't getting through." Agency IT staff is working around the clock to fix the problem, he added.

Tags: technology , hiring , OPM , John Berry , Federal Labor Management Relations , Federal Labor Management Relations Council , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:50am EDT
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Senate committee passes bills on improper payments, whistleblower protections

The new bill, passed in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, would require more consistent reporting of improper payments by federal agencies.

Tags: budget , Congress , Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2011 , Tom Carper , Senate , Joe Lieberman , whistleblower protection , employee rotations , SES , management

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 02:45pm EDT

Managers need to unleash workers for successful telework

While agencies and employees are reaping the benefits of telework, many frontline supervisors remain reluctant. They have to learn to manage the work, not the workers, experts say.

Tags: retention , Telework Enhancement Act , management , technology , OPM , Justin Johnson , Microsoft , Martha Clarkson , Danette Campbell , USPTO , Jim Neighbors , DoD , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:46am EDT
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USA Jobs 3.0 up and running again

An Office of Personnel Management spokesperson said 94 percent of users can access the site, while 6 percent may get a message to try back later.

Tags: USA Jobs 3.0 , OPM , hiring , technology , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 06:24pm EDT

VA funds ideas to help disabled vets get jobs

VA will test the use of the ideas in the agency's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program, according to a VA release.

Tags: VA , employment , VAi2 , innovation , management , best practices , hiring

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 04:06pm EDT

New OPM guidance aims to help senior executives 'hit the ground running'

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss OPM's new onboarding model. The framework aims to help senior executives transition to new positions more smoothly.

Tags: OPM , hiring , Senior Executive Service , best practices , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 11:52am EDT
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Intelligence agencies to squeeze savings from IT, contractors

After a decade of uninterrupted spending growth, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has submitted budget cutting plans for intelligence agencies to the White House. The intelligence community will try to save money mostly through IT efficiencies, and will try to protect its civilian workforce while drawing down on its reliance upon contractors.

Tags: technology , IT , ODNI , intelligence , Intelligence community , DIA , CIA , James Clapper , NSA , NGA , NRO , acquisition , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:42am EDT
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What does the future federal workforce look like?

Executives from Deloitte Consulting LLP explain the company's vision for the future of the federal workforce, sharing details from their Fed Cloud plan.

Tags: Dan Helfrich , charles tierney , Bill Eggers , Deloitte , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , fedcloud , hiring , In Depth , best practices , management , technology

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:27pm EDT
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