Tag: Agency News

Retirement Claims Backlog Drops Slightly in April

Filed in News by on May 5, 2014 Comments

OPM made a modest improvement in its backlog of retirement claims in April.

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IRS Warns of New Email Phishing Scheme

Filed in News by on March 29, 2014 Comments

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number.

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MSPB Announces New Senior Executive Appointments

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on January 9, 2014 Comments

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) announced two Senior Executive appointments at MSPB headquarters.

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VA Claims Backlog Falls But More Work Ahead

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on December 13, 2013 Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced a disability claims backlog but more work remains to be done, according to recent testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

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A Must Read: MSPB’s Clean Record Settlement Report

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on December 10, 2013 Comments

Federal Agency advocates, attorneys, HR advisors and adverse action decision makers should make a point of reading the MSPB’s new report titled Clean Record Settlement Agreements and the Law. The report identifies the pitfalls involved in making deals with employees in which the Agency agrees to expunge negative information from an employee’s record in return for a resignation.

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D.C. Weather: Federal Offices Closed Tuesday

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on December 10, 2013 Comments

Residents along the East Coast and in the Appalachians woke up to snow Tuesday and government workers and students in the DC area were told to stay home as the region saw a round of snow that came just a few days after some parts already got several inches.

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Retirement Backlog Stays Flat in November

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on December 5, 2013 Comments

The backlog of outstanding retirement claims at OPM saw almost no reduction in November.

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Shutdown Doesn’t Slow OPM’s Retirement Processing

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 6, 2013 Comments

Despite a partial government shutdown in the month of October, the Office of Personnel Managmeent managed to process over 11,000 outstanding retirement applications and lower the backlog.

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