Tag Archives: federal employees

OPM Changes Federal Workplace Fundraising Rules

The Office of Personnel Management has updated its guidelines on fundraising efforts by federal civilian and military employees in the workplace, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Sean Reilly writes OPM completed a set of rewritten rules for the annual Combined Federal Campaign and will enact the changes starting in 2015. Federal …

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Rep. Jim Moran to Retire in December

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) will retire in December after 23 years of service, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Moran has been a ranking member of the Appropriations Interior Subcommittee and a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. The lawmaker has worked to change the process of …

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OPM: Agencies Should Find Ways to Keep Employees Engaged

Justin Johnson, deputy chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management, has called on federal agencies to offer programs to boost employee morale and engagement, Federal Times reported Tuesday. “It keeps you feeling like what you’re doing is making a difference,” Johnson said about engagement. Sean Reilly writes an …

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Federal Agencies Inform Employees of Shutdown-Related Furloughs

Federal agency supervisors have notified employees whether they should report to work or stay at home if the government closes Tuesday, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jack Moore writes furloughed workers are not guaranteed back pay during a shutdown and “essential” staff will receive salaries once Congress reaches a deal …

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Report: Federal Sector Shows 39 Percent Decline in Hiring Since 2009

The Partnership for Public Service has released data showing the federal government hired 89,689 new workers last fiscal year, a 39 percent decline since 2009, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jack Moore writes the group said the U.S. has 2.1 million federal workers or about the same employment rate it recorded …

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Obama Civilian Pay Raise Proposal Due by Month’s End

President Obama has until the end of the month to decide on a salary increase for government employees, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes that if the president does not submit a proposal to Congress by Aug. 31, pay hike will be determined under a provision of the Federal Employees …

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OPM Unveils New Regulations for Phased Retirements

The Office of Personnel Management has started implementing guidelines for a phased retirement option, where eligible federal employees work 20 hours per week and receive pension benefits, GovExec reported Tuesday. Eric Katz writes the agency will determine the eligibility, payment and benefits related to the retirement option passed into law …

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