Tag: Agency News

OPM’s Proposal to Expand FEHB: Is Agency Ignoring Existing Law to Avoid Healthcare Act Penalties?

Filed in Headlines, News by on August 29, 2014

OPM has proposed to expand FEHB coverage to temporary employees with a full government contribution. The proposal does not address how the agency is able to ignore existing legislation in the new proposal and this issue is being questioned by the ranking member of a Senate committee.

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Postal Service Loses $2 Billion in Q3

Filed in News by on August 11, 2014

The Postal Service has ended the third quarter with a $2 billion loss compared to a net loss of $740 million for the same period last year.

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Retirement Backlog Grows in July

Filed in News by on August 5, 2014

The backlog of retirement claims at the Office of Personnel Management reversed course and actually grew in July over the previous month.

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TSP Rated as Most Valuable Benefit to Federal Employees

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on July 8, 2014

OPM has released the results of the 2013 Federal Employee Benefits Survey. The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) was rated as one of the top benefits available to federal employees as well as the program with the highest enrollment among the federal workforce.

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OPM Slowly Reducing Retirement Backlog

Filed in News by on July 7, 2014

The Office of Personnel Management continues its slow but steady reduction of the backlog of outstanding retirement claims.

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Coburn Report Reveals Extent of Problems at VA

Filed in News by on June 24, 2014

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has released a new report based on a year-long investigation of VA hospitals around the nation that chronicled the inappropriate conduct and incompetence within the VA that led to well-documented veteran deaths and delays.

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Retirement Claims Backlog Dips Slightly in May

Filed in News by on June 18, 2014

The Office of Personnel Management was able to make some modest progress in reducing the retirement claims backlog in May.

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2013 Salary Data: Federal Salaries Increase Despite Pay Freeze

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on May 12, 2014

Which federal agencies have the highest and lowest federal employee salaries? Which racial and ethnic groups have the highest and lowest federal employee salaries? Which occupational categories have the highest and lowest salaries in the federal workforce? New data from OPM reveal answers to these questions.

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