Tag: Opioids

OPM Seeking More Cost Controls for Federal Employee Health Insurance

By on January 29, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Seeking More Cost Controls for Federal Employee Health Insurance

OPM has issued its annual letter to health insurance carriers under the FEHB. OPM is emphasizing reducing costs and improving efficiency in 2019.

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Documentation is Key for Federal Employees Taking Prescription Opioids

By on December 14, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Documentation is Key for Federal Employees Taking Prescription Opioids

Federal employees who take prescription opioids are facing tougher scrutiny. Here is important information to remember for mandatory drug testing.

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Former IRS Employee Sentenced for Racking Up Over $824,000 in Fraudulent Medical Payments

By on November 23, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former IRS Employee Sentenced for Racking Up Over $824,000 in Fraudulent Medical Payments

A former IRS employee was sentenced for misusing his government health benefits in an effort to obtain opiate drugs.

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Federal Employees Should Prepare for New Mandatory Opioid Drug Testing

By on October 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Should Prepare for New Mandatory Opioid Drug Testing

New mandatory drug testing guidelines went into effect at the start of October to test for opioids that will affect a significant number of federal employees.

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Labor Department Begins Monitoring Federal Employees’ Opioid Use

By on June 27, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Labor Department Begins Monitoring Federal Employees’ Opioid Use

The Labor Department has announced it will begin monitoring opioid prescription usage under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act.

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Senators: ‘Urgent Need’ to Improve the VA

By on December 20, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators: ‘Urgent Need’ to Improve the VA

Two Senators sent a letter to vice president-elect Mike Pence telling him about a myriad of problems within the VA they hope to see fixed under a new administration.

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Sick Leave Abuse: Part 2 – Identifying the Problem

By on January 8, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Is taking sick leave discretionary? The government’s view is that sick leave applies to a few prescribed situations. What constitutes sick leave abuse and why do people abuse it?

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