Tag Archives: federal employees

Report: OPM Breach Compromises 4M Federal Employee Records

The Office of Personnel Management has fallen victim to a breach that U.S. authorities believe as the work of Chinese government-sponsored hackers, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Ellen Nakashima writes OPM discovered the intrusion in April and said it will inform approximately 4 million former and current federal employees whose personal …

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Study: Lack of Federal Employee Training on Cybersecurity Hinders Threat Prevention Efforts

Forty-six percent of federal information professionals surveyed by SolarWinds and Market Connections cited insufficient cybersecurity training as a key hurdle in the prevention of insider threats. The research polled 200 IT leaders across civilian, military and intelligence agencies regarding obstacles to federal cybersecurity programs, SolarWinds said Monday. More than half of …

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President Obama Signs Order for 1% Federal Pay Raise

President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order to raise federal civilian employees’ minimum wage by 1 percent in the coming year, Federal News Radio reported Saturday. Julia Ziegler writes the order also implements a 1-percent salary increase for commissioned and enlisted military personnel. The military pay hike will …

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White House Launches New Programs to Develop, Recognize Federal Workforce

President Barack Obama has announced new initiatives to recognize senior government leaders and build up their skills in serving the American public. The White House launched a leadership development program to train officials that compose the Senior Executive Service, the Office of Management and Budget said Tuesday. Civil servants and SES candidates will work …

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OPM to Introduce New Workforce Digital Tools; Katherine Archuleta Comments

The Office of Personnel Management plans to boost development and training services for federal employees by developing new workforce digital tools, FedScoop reported Monday. Billy Mitchell writes OPM Director Katherine Archuleta announced the GovU sharing and collaboration portal comprising colleges that focus on training and development in specific areas. “I want to make sure …

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OPM to Consolidate Staff, Contractor Security Clearance Records

The Office of Personnel and Management plans to merge several internal databases that contain information on federal workers and contractors who have access to the agency’s physical and digital assets, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes that the OPM also wants its employees to complete a security clearance investigation or …

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Steve Condrey: Federal Salary Plan System Needs Update

Steve Condrey, Federal Salary Council chairman, believes the federal job grading system should be updated to address a widening pay gap between workers in the public and private sectors, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jack Moore writes the council released data in late 2013 that indicates federal workers on average …

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