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... the government facing "a large number of folks eligible for retirement," and a real shortage of new employees, finding ways to incorporate new and emerging technologies becomes a priority, said Veronica Villalobos, principal deputy associate director, Employee Service, Office of Personnel Management.
In today's Federal Newscast, the director of the Office of Personnel Management said he is intent on restoring the importance of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. To listen to the Federal Newscast on your phone or mobile device, subscribe on PodcastOne or Apple Podcasts. The best ...

She also advocated for the administration's plan to test the waters on automation, following OMB, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Defense Department's quarterly update to the management agenda, which noted that 60 percent of federal jobs could see 30 percent of their work ... Trump Administration
Pledges to the 2017 annual federal-employee charity drive fell to $101 million, a nearly 40 percent drop from the 2016 effort, according to numbers from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The federal drive, known as the Combined Federal Campaign, is an important source of support for ...
New weather and safety leave regulations from the Office of Personnel Management are cutting off teleworkers in most instances. The regulations, announced announced Tuesday, said that employees who participate in a telework program will usually not be granted weather and safety leave. ...
An April 3, 2018, the Office of Personnel Management released a memo aiming to ease some of that uncertainty by reminding agencies that they must notify applicants of their status in a timely fashion at three critical points: upon receipt of the application; upon completion of the qualifications ...

The administration wants to close Federal Labor Relations Authority offices in Dallas, above, and Boston. Shutterstock.com. Share this on Facebook · Tweet this on Twitter · Share this on Google Plus · Share this on LinkedIn · Print this article · Email this article; Increase size. A group of eight former employees of the agency ...
There are a number of ways to be appointed to the excepted service such as appointed under an authority defined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as excepted (e.g., Veterans Recruitment Appointment) or being appointed to a position defined by OPM as excepted (e.g., Attorneys) More ...
In addition, former acting Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert had her actions as the agency's leader called into question in 2016, when the OPM inspector general reminded the agency of a 2015 court decision, SW General, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Three years ago ...
Federal agencies have one year from today to identify the gaps in their cybersecurity workforces and report their needs and reasons for the skill shortages to the Office of Personnel Management, the department said Monday. The government's human resources department issued a memorandum Monday ...
The Office of Personnel Management has released a guidance to help agencies identify shortfalls in their cybersecurity workforces and develop plans to address skill shortages, Nextgov reported Monday. The OPM guidance calls for agencies to submit by April 2019 a report that details information ...
As we know, much of this was mandated for federal agencies in 2015 under President Barack Obama with the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) following the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach, which still stands as one of the largest federal data breaches ever ...
Federal agencies have one year from today to identify the gaps in their cybersecurity workforces and report their needs and reasons for the skill shortages to the Office of Personnel Management, the department said Monday. The government's human resources department issued a memorandum ...
The Office of Personnel Management continues to build an experienced team. The White House named Mike Dovilla as the OPM chief of staff. Dovilla previously served in the Bush administrations as the inaugural executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. He also was a principal ...
Most federal agencies base their decision on an investigation conducted by the Office of Personnel Management's National Background Investigations Bureau. Some intelligence agencies conduct their own investigations, security clearance lawyers told Bloomberg Law. Security clearances normally are ...
When they eventually retire after a long, long career, most federal and postal workers are financially comfortable. Especially those who invested regularly and wisely in the Thrift Savings Plan. A growing number of longtime investors have seen their account values go over the $1 million mark. As of last ...
30, 2017, include the Export-Import Bank, the Energy Department, the Defense Department, the Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Postal Service, the Social Security Administration, the National Security Agency, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Election Commission, the Housing and ...

Once fully implemented by the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management later this year, PMIAA will make critical improvements to the foundation of federal project and program management policy. It will also equip the government to better address the budget overruns, ...
According to the Office of Personnel Management's first Federal Work-Life Survey, which included responses from 64,474 federal employees, only 35 percent of respondents said that they currently use telework, but those that do reported an increased desire to stay at their agency, improved morale, better ...
The Office of Personnel Management expanded its current policy on “burrowing in.” Agencies must now get permission to convert current or former political appointees to career positions in the competitive or excepted service. Before, OPM only required permission for conversions to the competitive civil ...
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is photographed Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Washington. OPM recently changed its policy on which political appointee to career employee conversions it must review. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). The Office of Personnel Management announced Feb. 23, 2018 ...
The Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management alleged in a Feb. 12 report Health Net of California obstructed a federal IT audit, thereby violating its contract with the OPM. Here are six things to know about the allegations against Health Net of California. 1. The OIG performs ...
The Office of Personnel Management's new policy governing weather and safety leave will bring the handling of snow days for employees who work remotely in line with private sector trends, an observer said. But she warned that in order for the initiative to be successful, agencies will need to be flexible ...
Last week, the Office of Personnel Management, in conjunction with the Defense Department and Office of Management and Budget, released its first quarterly report on how to implement the cross-agency priorities outlined by President Trump's management agenda. The document featured a laundry list ...
The Office of Personnel Management has no contingency plan for its Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) if the market continues to spin out of control. The long-term care market has and is changing rapidly, and OPM needs to better prepare for those changes, the agency's ...
The Senate on Wednesday night confirmed Jeff Pon to the be director of the Office of Personnel Management, bringing permanent leadership to the agency for the first time in more than two years. Senators approved his nomination with a voice vote. They also confirmed Michael Rigas to be OPM's deputy ...
The Office of Personnel Management released a memo today providing pay guidance on the legislation that was signed to end the shutdown. For the most part, OPM said that the guidance provided in its last memo on handling pay for the shutdown on January 20-22 will be applicable to this one as well.
While new federal executives reported mostly positive experiences with their supervisors during the onboarding process, just half the new SES members reported satisfaction with their onboarding experience, according to a survey conducted by the Office of Personnel Management. The 2017 SES ...
The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Margaret Weichert to be deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, while the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to move forward with the nomination of Jeff Pon to lead the Office of Personnel Management following ...
New senior executives in government are often not receiving information about their jobs or how to be successful during their onboarding process, according to a new survey of the government's top civil servants. The Office of Personnel Management released the first-of-its-kind survey of Senior Executive ...
Nominees for the director and deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management are one step closer to confirmation. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee moved both nominations to the full Senate. Nominees Jeff Pon and Michael Rivas have been waiting four months ...
Then, in July 2014, Chinese hackers broke into the computers of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which administers the federal workforce, including performing background checks. The Chinese hackers stole millions of files affecting 4 million applicants for clearance. The theft was a treasure ...
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs voted Feb. 14 to advance President Donald Trump's nominations for Office of Personnel Management director, Jeff Pon, and for deputy director, Michael Rigas. The nominees, who both appeared before the committee last October, now await full ...
The Office of Personnel Management released its new strategic plan for the next four years. The agency wants to transform hiring, pay and benefits across government. OPM said it will also implement the Employee Digital Record application and standards by the end of 2019. It will allow employees to ...
After a four-month wait, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee moved forward with the nominations for the top two positions at the Office of Personnel Management. The committee voted Wednesday en bloc to move the nominations forward, which the full Senate will now ...
Following are key portions of a new OPM report laying out priorities for the federal workforce. The Federal Government is responsible for fostering conditions that create prosperity and safety for the American people. The various Federal missions used to achieve these goals are largely executed by civil ...
FedSmith asked the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) several questions to clarify the OPM policy regarding allocating supplemental annuity payments to a former spouse for retired federal law enforcement officers (LEOs). OPM responded quickly but did not provide much additional information.
The budget suggests that moving forward, the Office of Personnel Management base the government's contribution rate on an FEHB plan's score from the program's plan performance assessment. OPM rates all FEHBP carriers on 19 health outcomes, quality and efficiency standards. A formula set under ...
Data from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Central Personnel Data File indicates that agencies took action against just over one-half of 1 percent of new supervisors for failing to successfully complete the probationary period. In other words, only about 6 out of every 1,000 new supervisors fail ...
Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Leandra English burrowed into a job at CFPB after serving as a political appointee at the Office of Personnel Management. English recently challenged the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as acting CFPB director. The agency's last permanent director, Richard Cordray, tapped ...
USPS has obtained permission from the Office of Personnel Management to make the early retirement offers, but does not expect to offer buyouts for workers who take the early out. “There will be no separation incentives associated with the [voluntary early retirement] officers,” Alan Moore, USPS' manager ...
has asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the details of Leandra English's move from a political post at the Office of Personnel Management to a career role at CFPB toward the end of the Obama administration. In the Jan. 4 letter to OSC's Special Counsel Henry Kerner, Johnson said OPM ...
Ahead of the expected winter weather, including freezing rain, the Baltimore Federal Executive Board is recommending agencies in that region close at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. The National Weather Service says Baltimore is experiencing snow showers and freezing rain is expected until about 6 p.m. when ...
Congress recently passed a law transferring control of most background checks from the federal Office of Personnel Management to the Pentagon. Deep inside a former mine in Butler County, hundreds of federal workers do background checks on government employees and job applicants. “The reason we ...
Mind you, 2017 definitely had its ups. Neil Gorsuch is on the Supreme Court. The war on terrorism moved in the right direction, with the prime minister of Iraq declaring victory over ISIS. The Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate-change agreement and is working to reduce regulations.
Public schools were closed from New York City to Washington, D.C., where the Office of Personnel Management told federal workers to go to work two hours late, due to wind chill temperatures of zero and light snow. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, to allow deployment of ...
The Office of Personnel Management put out a Request for Information in September 2017 for a new Federal Employee Digital Record System to house all federal employee data that includes a preference for solutions that leverage blockchain technology. Finally, the Department of the Treasury has ...
A powerful winter storm that had already pummeled the South whipped into the Northeast on Thursday, paralyzing much of the East Coast. Strong winds were blowing snow at a sharp angle in New York, Boston and beyond, cloaking much of the region in a white haze. Plows and salt trucks rumbled down ...
We have posted the 2018 salary tables on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/. The 2018 pay schedules will become effective the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2018 ...
Members of the Senior Executive Service will see an increase in their pay of between $1,742 and $2,400 come January, according to the new pay table released by the Office of Personnel Management. SES employees at agencies with a certified performance appraisal system can earn a maximum of ...


 

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