Tag Archives: John Berry

OPM to Hire New Federal CTO to Handle USAJobs Website Issues

The Office of Personnel Management will be bringing in a new chief technology officer to handle the technical problems of USAJobs, according to a report from Federal News Radio. During a recent House Oversight and Government Reform hearing, OPM Director John Berry said the new CTO will enhance and centralize the …

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OPM Director John Berry Delivers Lecture on Public Service

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry recently delivered a lecture on the value of “Public Service in the 21st Century,” in Princeton University’s Robertson Hall. He talked about about how individuals working for the federal government can have a large-scale impact. He used himself as an example of how …

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OPM Releases Health Premium Rates for Federal Workers

The average premium for federal workers enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program will go up 3.8 percent in 2012, the Office of Personnel Management said Tuesday. On average, enrollees with self-only coverage will pay $2.32 more per biweekly pay period. Enrollees with family coverage will pay $6.18 more. …

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OPM Survey Says Feds Happy at Work

Times may get tougher for federal workers down the road, but a new study shows spirits are still high in federal offices. On Thursday, the Office of Personnel Management released the results of its 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. OPM said it received a record 266,000 responses. Nearly 85 percent …

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50th Season of Combined Federal Campaign Underway

The 50th anniversary season of the Combined Federal Campaign started Thursday and will continue through Dec. 15, the Office of Personnel Management has announced. CFC, originally created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, allows charitable organizations to solicit contributions from employees of the government, enabling federal employees to donate …

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OPM Eliminates Time Limit for Military Spouses Applying for Fed Jobs

The two-year eligibility limitation for noncompetitive hiring of spouses of certain deceased or disabled veterans has been eliminated, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday. The military spouse hiring authority, effective Sept. 11, 2009, allowed certain spouses not already federal employees to apply to agency job opportunity announcements without having …

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EEOC & OPM Vow Equal Pay Enforcement in Letter

Equal pay laws for federal employees will be rigorously enforced, says an Aug. 18 letter from both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Personnel Management. A 2009 report from the Government Accountability Office found the gender wage gap for federal employees declined from 28 cents on the …

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