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GAO: DoD Should Monitor Timelines, Collaborate With Labor Dept on Federal Employees Compensation Concerns

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department to communicate with the Labor Department and monitor Federal Employees’ Compensation Act claims-management actions timelines to identify areas in which delays may occur. A GAO published Thursday says 47,340 DoD civilian employees covered 17 percent of FECA’s claimants in 2015 with 56 percent of the …

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Ray Mabus Outlines Proposed Reforms to Navy Personnel Mgmt System

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is planning a series of changes to the service’s personnel management system as part of efforts to build a 21st century workforce, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes that the reforms will be applied across the Navy and Marine Corps and cover areas such as officer …

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Ray Odierno: Military Pay Raises Could Hurt Defense Programs

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said continued pay increases for military personnel could eventually hurt combat training and weapons programs, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Sydney Freedberg writes that Odierno told an audience at an American Enterprise Institute event on Monday that the Pentagon recommended a 1 percent pay …

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VA Trims Disability Claims Backlog by 74K; Bernie Sanders Comments

The Veterans Affairs Department has reduced the number of backlogged disability claims by 74,000 since it began the verification process in March, Nextgov.com reported Wednesday. Bob Brewin writes Thomas Murphy, director of VA’s compensation and pension service, told a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing the automated veterans benefits management system …

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