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OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

By on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

OPM is encouraging agencies to let federal employees in the DC area telework this week to help alleviate traffic congestion related to Inauguration Day ceremonies.

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Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies

on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies As she leaves office, outgoing OPM director Beth Cobert cautioned against a broad hiring freeze of the kind that Trump has proposed.

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Why is Inauguration Day Treated Differently Than Other Holidays?

By on January 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why is Inauguration Day Treated Differently Than Other Holidays?

Can you explain why Inauguration Day is treated differently than other legal public holidays, for “in lieu of” purposes? Some of OPM’s guidance on the holiday is perplexing.

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OPM Authorizes Temporary Appointments For Trump Nominees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued guidance to allow appointing Trump administration nominees to start working while awaiting Senate confirmation.

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Planning to Resign on Inauguration Day? Here’s What Will Happen to Your Pay

By on January 10, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Planning to Resign on Inauguration Day? Here’s What Will Happen to Your Pay

Non-career appointees who resign from their positions on Inauguration Day have special considerations impacting their pay and benefits. Here is a summary from OPM.

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OPM Touts Its Accomplishments During the Obama Administration

By on January 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Touts Its Accomplishments During the Obama Administration

OPM released its exit report last week in which it highlighted accomplishments the agency made over the last eight years.

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OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog Nearly 6% in December

By on January 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog Nearly 6% in December

OPM made an almost 6% reduction in its backlog of outstanding retirement claims to close out 2016.

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OPM Provides Fact Sheet on Complying with Minimum Health Insurance Guidelines Under FEHB

By on December 28, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Provides Fact Sheet on Complying with Minimum Health Insurance Guidelines Under FEHB

Do you have health insurance through the FEHB? OPM has released a fact sheet for federal employees with details on how to show compliance to the IRS under the Affordable Care Act.

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Congress Curbs Misuse of Administrative Leave

By on December 26, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Congress Curbs Misuse of Administrative Leave

A new law restricts agency use of paid administrative leave and adds two new leave categories.

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Obama Political Appointees to Continue as Career Employees Under Trump

on December 14, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
After President Barack Obama exits office, at least 88 of his political appointees will likely remain working in the federal government under a Donald Trump administration, according to numbers from the Office of Personnel Management.

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