Archive for November, 2012

The Federal Pay Labyrinth

Filed in Headline Archives, News on November 30, 2012

The author says that the idea of locality pay works well on paper, but in practice it has become convoluted after its planners began worrying about congressional support and the locality areas were expanded in size.

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Three Clever Brainteasers to Get Your Meeting Off to a Productive Start

Filed in Headline Archives, News on November 29, 2012

Here are a few great riddles to flex your team’s creative muscles, make your meetings more productive, and build stronger bonds among your staff.

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Berry Stresses Uniformity of Agency Telework Policies

Filed in Headline Archives, News on November 28, 2012

In a memo released this week to heads of executive departments and agencies, OPM director John Berry urged agencies to work towards having a more comprehensive telework policy that utilizes OPM’s recently updated inclement weather policy.

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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Filed in Headline Archives, News on November 28, 2012

The author says that while the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act are separate laws, they complement each other under certain conditions. He advises managers to be aware of the nuances of each law to properly determine when to apply each law in personnel situations.

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GOP Lawmakers Tap Bowles To Gain Clout Ahead of Deficit Talks

Filed in Headline Archives on November 28, 2012

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is turning to an unlikely ally – President Clinton’s former chief of staff – to try to get the White House to put big entitlement changes in a fiscal-cliff deal.

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Federal Workers Alliance: No More Workforce Cuts

Filed in Headline Archives, News on November 27, 2012

The Federal Workers Alliance recently sent a letter to House and Senate leaders asking that federal employees be excluded from further cuts as Congress embarks on its sequestration and fiscal cliff negotiations.

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OPM Updates Weather Closure Procedures

Filed in Headline Archives, News on November 27, 2012

OPM recently announced revisions to its bad weather policy statuses and procedures.

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Corker’s Fiscal Cliff Plan Would Extend Pay Freeze, Raise Pension Contributions

Filed in Headline Archives, News on November 27, 2012

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) has announced a plan he is putting forward to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff.” The plan includes a number of reforms that, if enacted, would directly impact the federal workforce.

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