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Bill Would Require Back Pay for Federal Employees in Event of Gov’t Shutdown

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) has introduced a bill that would provide back pay to federal employees if a government shutdown occurs on April 28, Government Executive reported Friday. Erich Wagner writes the the Federal Employee Fair Treatment Act would entitle all federal workers to back pay once a shutdown ends, regardless of whether they were required to …

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Beth Cobert: OPM Issues Personnel Mgmt Tools to Help Agencies Manage Employee Performance

The Office of Personnel Management has issued management tools in the form of instructive materials to help federal government agencies maximize employee performance and address cases of personnel misconduct. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, sent a letter Wednesday to agency chief human capital officers and human resources directors along with …

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OPM Unveils 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results; Beth Cobert Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released the results of an agency-level survey administered to 407,789 federal employees that represented 80 agencies on a data visualization dashboard called UnlockTalent.gov. OPM said Tuesday results of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey revealed employee engagement and global job satisfaction scores across the federal government and the …

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President Obama Orders Reform of Senior Executive Service

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to implement new initiatives for federal agencies to attract and develop future Senior Executive Service members who can help transform government. Obama instructed agency deputy secretaries to regularly monitor SES vacancies and recruitment efforts and ordered agencies to develop a talent and succession management …

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Ben Cardin Intros Back Pay Bill for Feds in Case of Government Shutdown

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced a new bill that would give back pay to federal employees when the government reopens after a shutdown, GovExec reported Wednesday. Eric Katz writes the 2015 Federal Employee Fair Treatment Act would pay furloughed employees their regular salary immediately after a government shutdown passes. Employees required to work …

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