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Council Seeks to Facilitate Commercial FOIA Software Acquisition for Agencies

A council of Freedom of Information Act officers has called for the inclusion of records management and commercial off-the-shelf FOIA software in the General Services Administration’s schedules program to facilitate the procurement process for government agencies, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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Report: 2016 Funding Bill Includes Security Clearance Reform Provision

A proposed fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill contains a provision that would require federal agencies to use government, commercial and publicly available information sources to re-evaluate security clearance holders, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the provision calls for the director of national intelligence to spearhead a governmentwide “enhanced personnel security program” …

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Overtime Helps OPM Reduce Retirement Claims Backlog

The Office of Personnel Management saw the number of pending retirement claims drop in August after it resumed overtime for employees who handle applications, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. OPM processed 10,955 claims last month, 1,455 more than its expected output under a revised comprehensive strategic plan for addressing the …

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February Retirements Exceed OPM’s Projection By Three Times

A wave of federal retirement claims in February exceeded the Office of Personnel Management‘s projections by three times for that month, according to Fierce Government. Zach Rausnitz writes the agency processed about 15,000 claims during the month and its inventory of unprocessed claims reached 41,000. According to Fedsmith, OPM’s outstanding …

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