The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued an alert for employees in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The government will be open on Friday, January 3rd in the Washington area. Federal employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.
The backlog of outstanding retirement claims at OPM saw almost no reduction in November.
Despite a partial government shutdown in the month of October, the Office of Personnel Managmeent managed to process over 11,000 outstanding retirement applications and lower the backlog.
On October 16 and 30, the Senate confirmed the nominations of the Director of the Office of Personnel Management and three members of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
The author suggests a solution for improved calculation of the FERS annuity supplement in an open letter to nominee for OPM director Katherine Archuleta.
The President issued a message welcoming furloughed Federal employees back to work and OPM laid out guidance to employees and Agencies about pay, leave and benefits issues.
OPM has issued a memo instructing agencies on how to pay federal employees who were furloughed during the recent shutdown.
The Author points out major mistakes in OPM’s Guidance on Furlough Shutdowns. The Author suggests OPM lacks the career skill base to offer proper information and guidance to Agencies and furloughed workers.
OPM has updated its Furlough Guidance website with new information on furloughs.
If you are a federal employee, your employer wants to make sure you get a flu shot this year.