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Incomplete data, missing deadlines hinder agencies' telework goals

The Office of Personnel Management needs to beef up its role in helping agencies set goals for increasing telework, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report. Under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, agencies are required to take new steps to increase the number of employees who telework -- and OPM is required to report to Congress on agencies' goals for doing so. But GAO found many new mandated reporting requirements went unmet in OPM's 2012 report to Congress, the first since the telework law went into effect.

Tags: OPM , GAO , telework , management , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 03:19pm EDT
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DoD to managers: Don't use military, contractors to offset civilian furloughs

A new memo from the Defense Department tells field commanders and managers not to shift workloads onto military personnel or contractors, and not to require civilians to work longer hours to make up for productivity losses during mandatory furlough days.

Tags: DoD , Frederick Vollrath , sequestration , furloughs , contractors , AFGE , J. David Cox

Monday - 07/01/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Retiring someday? A word to the wise

There are some things that many of us only do once. That includes retiring and dying. So it pays to get it right the first time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , retirement

Monday - 07/01/2013, 02:00am EDT

Presidential Rank Awards still matter even without the cash, OPM says

The Office of Personnel Management released a statement Thursday urging agencies to still nominate executives for the Presidential Rank Awards despite the absence of bonus money. OPM said winners will receive presidential recognition.

Tags: pay and benefits , Presidential Rank Awards , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , management ,

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:27pm EDT

Feds in same-sex marriages given 60 days to update benefits

Federal employees in same-sex marriages have until August 26 to make changes to their health and life insurance among other benefits, according to a new memo from acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan. Same-sex spouses of federal employees are now eligible for coverage under under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and Federal Long-term Care Insurance.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , DOMA , same-sex benefits , FEHBP , FEDVIP , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/28/2013, 06:50pm EDT

Federal recruiting, NSA survelliance, and more

Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies will give her take on a wide range of issues affecting the federal job market.
June 28, 2013

Tags: federal hiring , recruitment , OPM , OPM revolving fund , usa jobs , human resources , human resource management , NSA leaks , NSA , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Linda Rix , Avue Technologies , AvueCentral

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:37pm EDT
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A friendly home invasion

The sad truth is that a lot of you aren't going to be around this time next week. You will be away. Not that kind of away, but away from the office, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. And we'd like to be home with you.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , sequestration , furloughs

Friday - 06/28/2013, 02:00am EDT

Talkin' 'bout your generation

Teens who once thrilled to The Who's "My Generation" have entered the workforce, grown older and are, in many cases, high-ranking employees and managers. In other words, they are the old fogies they once railed against. "Federal Report" readers react to the office age-gap in this guest column.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , millennials , Generation Y , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Supreme Court's DOMA decision grants thousands of feds access to benefits

With the Supreme Court's overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex spouses of both federal employees and military personnel will be eligible for the same benefits previously only available to opposite-sex couples.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , same-sex marriage , DOMA , Chuck Hagel , Elaine Kaplan , defense , NTEU , AFGE , OPM , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 07:30pm EDT

Assaults on staff continue alarming trend at Bureau of Prisons - June 21, 2013 and June 28, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel addresses workplace safety concerns as assaults on staff continue in the Bureau of Prisons. California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski continues the workplace safety discussion while AFGE Department of Defense Local 2228 David Bamburg details the impact of federal employee furloughs at Ellsworth AFB.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , Dale Deshotel , Art Pulaski , David Bamburg

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 04:32pm EDT
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