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GAO Plans Early Exits for Employees

The Government Accountability Office is now the latest agency trying to reduce its workforce by offering early retirements and buyouts. GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro announced the plans Aug. 8 in a memo to all agency employees. The early retirement offers are a certainty and the buyouts are conditional upon …

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Air Force Starts Hiring Freeze

The Air Force started a 90-day hiring freeze for its civilian workforce effective Aug. 9, Air Force officials announced Friday. Air Force officials also announced plans to reduce both the temporary and term civilian workforces. The reductions will be accomplished through voluntary buyouts and voluntary retirements. “We will do our …

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GSA Delays Employee Parking Fees

Last month, the General Services Administration announced it would begin charging its employees for parking at all federal office buildings and GSA-leased buildings in the Washington, D.C., region. Now, GSA employees will be able to keep their parking privilege in the short term. Federal Times reports GSA is putting its …

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Army Cutting Civilian Workers

The Army announced Thursday it plans to cut 8,741 civilian jobs by Oct. 2012, helping to meet former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ mandated efficiency initiatives. Federal Times reports the Army will lose $834 in operations and maintenance funding as part of the cuts. The cuts amount to nearly 3 percent …

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Senators Propose Fed Pay Freeze Extension, Workforce Cut

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) proposed legislation Tuesday to extend the current two-year pay freeze to three more years and restrict bonuses during that period. Government Executive reports the legislation also calls for a 15 percent cut to the size of both federal employee and contractor workforces. …

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OPM Preps New Intern Programs

The Office of Personnel Management announced Friday it plans to revamp the way the federal government brings students and recent graduates into the federal workforce. Federal Times reports OPM proposed regulations for its new Pathways Programs, designed to replace the now-defunct Federal Career Intern Program and other intern programs. Pathways …

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Debt Deal Done, What Now for Fed Workers?

After much debate, legislation to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending passed through Congress Tuesday and was signed by President Barack Obama right away. The legislation contains no measures targeting federal employees. However, Government Executive reports groups representing federal employees know pay and benefits will be targeted soon. The …

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Buyouts & Hiring Freezes at Federal Agencies, Survey Finds

In light of budget shortfalls, some federal agencies have asked for permission to seek buyouts or have implemented hiring freezes, a Federal News Radio survey found. The Air Force and Social Security Administration both said they have implemented hiring freezes. The Education, Defense Department, Agriculture Department and the Smithsonian have …

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Federal Agencies Hiring More Veterans, Report Says

Thousands of more veterans have recently been hired by federal agencies, an Office of Personnel Management report says. OPM’s figures show the federal government hired 34,788 total veterans in the first half of fiscal 2011 compared to 32,825 in the first half of fiscal 2010. Veterans made up for 33.3 …

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GSA Soon to Charge Employees for Parking

Effective Aug. 1, the General Services Administration will charge its employees for parking at federal office buildings and GSA-leased buildings in the National Capital Region. The GSA announced the new policy in a memo sent to all GSA employees. Federal News Radio reports that information on pricing and payment will …

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