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OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

By on September 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

The author says that although recent hiring guidance from OPM is a good start, more needs to be done to improve federal hiring practices.

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OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

By on September 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process

OPM has issued a proposed rule to enable faster removal of federal employees in different situations.

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OPM Has a New Director

By on September 11, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Has a New Director

The Senate confirmed Dale Cabaniss to be the new OPM director.

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Retirement Backlog Shows Slight Improvement in August

By on September 6, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Backlog Shows Slight Improvement in August

OPM made a modest improvement to the retirement backlog in August thanks to an uptick in claims processing.

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Weather and Safety Leave, Evacuation Payments Among HR Aids for Federal Employees During Hurricane Season

By on September 5, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Weather and Safety Leave, Evacuation Payments Among HR Aids for Federal Employees During Hurricane Season

OPM is reminding federal agencies of the HR flexibilities they can offer to federal employees to assist them during hurricane season.

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2019 Open Season Dates Announced

By on August 23, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2019 Open Season Dates Announced

OPM has announced the 2019 Open Season dates and provided some general information for federal employees.

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$74.9 Million Paid in Employee Student Loan Benefits

By on August 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
$74.9 Million Paid in Employee Student Loan Benefits

Federal employees received almost $75 million in student loan repayment benefits in 2017.

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1st Amendment and Union Dues

By on August 13, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
1st Amendment and Union Dues

Do union dues withholding practices in the federal government violate the 1st Amendment?

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Two New FEHB Plans Coming in 2020

By on August 9, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Two New FEHB Plans Coming in 2020

Two new FEHB plans will be available for federal employees during open enrollment this fall.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Stays Steady in July

By on August 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Stays Steady in July

How did OPM’s retirement backlog fare in July 2019? Here are the latest statistics from the agency.

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