Tag Archives: John Berry

OMB, OPM Make Changes to SES Training

The Obama administration announced last week it would take steps to improve training and hiring for the federal civilian workforce’s top executives, according to a report in Federal Times. In a memo to the 8,000-member Senior Executive Service from Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients and Office …

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Zients and Berry Break Clearance Backlog

Who says the federal government can’t ever solve a problem? Not Director of Personnel Management John Berry or acting head of the Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients. For the second year in a row, the federal government has met its goals for processing security clearances, breaking up the …

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OPM Retirement Backlog: Berry Adds 80 Workers

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry announced he would add 80 employees to process federal employee retirement checks faster. “We want to do everything we can to put as much of their [federal employees’] money – at the end of the day, we have to remember this is their …

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Dialing Back on Teleworking?

At a monthly meeting of the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations earlier this week, co-chair of the council John Berry got the ball rolling on the future of teleworking by asking members to volunteer for a work group. But the ball may not roll very far. Federal Chief Performance …

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