Tag: Human Resources
With federal employees in the eye of a political storm, recommendations to increase the cost of federal benefits may be closer to reality. Here are some of the proposals any current or retired federal employee should read.
According to a memo released by OPM Director John Berry to chief human capital officers, the Office of Personnel Management may approve pay increases for certain General Schedule employees in 2012, but only in select cases.
When you learned to drive, you were taught to be on the lookout for others on the road including cars, bicyclists, small children and pets. What does driving have to do with your federal benefits? The same principles you learned as a new driver can help you navigate your federal career.
OPM has estimated that by 2015, more than 50% of the 7,746 senior executives in place at the beginning of 2011 will have left government. The federal workforce is also aging and many employees are expected to retire in greater numbers in the next few years. Therefore, it’s important for agencies to have a strong succession plan in place to deal with the inevitable staff turnover.
Many federal employees work in an office “cube” environment. With more people in a smaller area, observing common etiquette is essential. Here are tips on how to get along with your “cube mates.”
OPM has issued a memo telling agencies that within-grade increases are not supposed to be given out automatically. Will the memo change the existing system? Not likely. Here’s why.