Tag: Agency News

OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Now at Just Over 18k

Filed in News by on May 5, 2015 Comments

The latest retirement status report from the Office of Personnel Management shows that the backlog of outstanding claims now sits at just over 18,000.

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Air Traffic Controllers Propose System Reform: Put Us In Charge!

Filed in News by on April 29, 2015 Comments

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) reportedly supports the “defederalization” of air traffic control as a boon to safe air travel and suggested an air traffic controller-owned organization apparently operated as non-profit or a quasi-government outfit. Why might NATCA want to see anything less than a complete privatization of the air traffic system?

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Denver Federal Center: ‘Washington, D.C. West’

Filed in News by on April 17, 2015 Comments

The Denver Federal Center located in Lakewood, Colorado is a branch of the General Services Administration and contains 26 federal agencies, which makes it the most densely packed federal area outside of Washington D.C.

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OPM Releases Guidance on President’s New Paid Parental Leave Policy

Filed in News by on April 16, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released a new handbook for federal employees that provides details on the president’s new paid parental leave policy that was announced in January as well as details about many other benefits available to the federal workforce.

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Retirement Claims Backlog Dips Slightly in March

Filed in News by on April 6, 2015 Comments

The latest retirement processing status report from the Office of Personnel Management shows that the backlog of outstanding claims has come down slightly as of the end of March.

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Is Your Agency Among the Most Innovative in Government?

Filed in News by on April 1, 2015 Comments

The Partnership for Public Service has released its annual rankings for the most innovative agencies in the federal government. Which agencies were rated the highest?

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Federal Employees Collectively Owe Over $3.5 Billion in Taxes

Filed in News by on March 24, 2015 Comments

A new report from the IRS shows that current and former federal employees collectively owe $3,539,203,480 in unpaid taxes as of the end of FY 2014.

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Seeing the VA Through a Patient’s Eyes

Filed in News by on March 16, 2015 Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs has gone through a great deal of bad publicity as a result of problems in management and patient care. Here is a brief description of a favorable experience with the agency.

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