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Report: OPM Issues Pay Freeze Extension for Top Govt Officials

The Office of Personnel Management will extend a pay freeze for top government officials that include high-level political appointees through the Jan. 19 government shutdown deadline, Government Executive reported Thursday. Congress passed a four-week continuing resolution Dec. 19 that also extends a deadline for executive schedule pay freeze. Acting OPM Director …

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SOSi’s Robert Catalanotti Named Senior Adviser to DoD Assistant Secretary for Intl Security Affairs

Robert Catalanotti, managing director of Middle East initiatives at Virginia-based government services integrator SOS International, has been appointed senior adviser to the assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Defense Department. Catalanotti will also join the Senior Executive Service, DoD said Tuesday. The retired U.S. Army major general previously served as director …

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VA Seeks New Deputy CIO for Info Security

The Department of Veterans Affairs‘ immediate office of the assistant secretary for information and technology has started its search to hire a new deputy chief information officer for information security. An announcement posted Feb. 16 on the USAJobs website says the VA seeks to attract talent to add on its pool of Senior Executive Service …

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OPM’s Beth Cobert Announces Moratorium on Qualifications Review Board Case Submissions for Senior Exec Service Appointments

The Office of Personnel Management has implemented a governmentwide suspension on the processing of an agency’s Qualifications Review Board cases for Senior Executive Service appointments once the agency chief resigns. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, wrote in a memorandum issued Friday the moratorium is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 7 and …

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Census Bureau Searches for Information Security Office Chief

The U.S. Census Bureau has begun its search for a candidate who will serve as head of the office of information security in Washington. The bureau said in an Aug. 3 notice on USAJobs that the selected candidate will draft plans and coordinate information security programs for all computers, communication systems and …

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Daryl Witherspoon Assigned DCAA General Counsel

Daryl Witherspoon, former deputy general counsel at the Defense Department Education Activity, has been named general counsel of the Defense Contract Audit Agency at Fort Belvoir. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Senior Executive Service assignment in a notice published Wednesday. Witherspoon previously held various roles at multiple organizations under DoD, including the National Guard Office of Chief …

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GovExec: OPM to Guide Agencies on SES Bonus Spending Cap Increase

The Office of Personnel Management will issue additional guidance strategies on rewards for Senior Executive Service and senior-level career position holders to help agencies manage the spending cap increase on bonuses in October, GovExec reported Thursday. Kellie Lunney writes the aggregate spending cap on agency performance awards will increase from 4.8 percent …

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Julie Blanks Named Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service Director at DoD

Julie Blanks, principal director for civilian personnel policy at the office of the defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, has been named director of the defense civilian personnel advisory service at the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Blanks’ appointment to the Senior Executive Service role in a DoD release published Tuesday. …

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