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Hiring Freeze: OMB Guidance Answers Some Key Questions

By on January 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Freeze: OMB Guidance Answers Some Key Questions

The Office of Management and Budget has released important guidance with answers to some big remaining questions federal employees are likely to have about the hiring freeze.

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Restricting Federal Employee Awards for Fiscal Year 2017

By on November 22, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Restricting Federal Employee Awards for Fiscal Year 2017

OMB and OPM have released authorization levels for specified employee awards for the current fiscal year. Caps have also been removed for payment of other awards that were capped at fiscal year 2010 levels.

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Watchdog: EPA Should Stop Paying Transit Subsidies to Former Employees

By on August 17, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Watchdog: EPA Should Stop Paying Transit Subsidies to Former Employees

A new report from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General found that the agency was improperly paying transit subsidies to some of its former employees.

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Is Half a Workforce Strategy Better Than None?

By on November 22, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is Half a Workforce Strategy Better Than None?

Federal agencies are under pressure to create workforce strategies. The author writes one problem with them is that most workforce plans address only the federal employee side of the mix. He describes the components of an ideal plan.

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Sequestration Puts Hiring and Bonuses Under Scrutiny

By on February 28, 2013 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

OMB has told federal agencies to slow down new hiring and apply extra scrutiny to handing out bonuses as a precaution for sequestration cuts.

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Aligning Agencies’ Customer Service with the Private Sector

By on July 31, 2012 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) have introduced legislation to establish, monitor and improve customer service delivery across federal agencies.

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Why Did My Federal Employee Pay (and Probably Yours) Go Down?

By on January 25, 2011 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Author says he wondered why, back during the Reagan administration, his paycheck went down. Here is the answer as to why and how federal pay was reduced and that you may still be receiving less than your nominal annual salary.

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Follow-up Response Re ‘Note to Office of Management and Budget’

By on June 30, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Author Robert Benson wrote an article this week on the use of a privately owned vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the federal government. The article generated numerous comments. Rather than responding to each comment, here is his overall response to those readers who took the time to send in their reaction to the article.

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A Note to the Office of Management and Budget

By on June 27, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Widespread use of privately owned vehicle commitments would mean a dramatic reduction in motor pools and a net savings for the taxpayer.

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