The MSPB reversed 30 years of case law to grant employees who should not have a Federal job in the first place the same appeal rights as those who have earned them.
President Obama has given OPM delegated authority “to providing appropriate workplace accommodations for executive branch civilian employees who are nursing mothers.” What does this mean for your agency?
What is the FERS annuity supplement and how is it calculated? The author says that OPM is over-paying FERS annuity supplements because of differences in how OPM calculates the supplement from how the Social Security Administration calculates payments.
A recent article on pet insurance for federal employees stirred up a hornet’s nest. Here is what happened.
After some thirty-five years of marriage, a woman filed for divorce. Before the divorce was finalized, her husband retired from the Army. He elected a survivorâ€™s annuity for his spouse even though they were in the process of getting a divorce. When the ex wife filed paperwork with OPM to receive her survivor annuity after her former husband died, the agency turned her down and the court upholds the ruling to deny her the annuity.
How much will your health insurance cost increase next year? On average, about 7.2%–at least that will be your share of the increase. Here are the details.
Here’s a rather bizarre case revolving around who should be paid death benefits for a federal employee whose husband was found to have been responsible for her death.
The federal salary war is not going away with debating experts throwing around statistics that reach opposite conclusions. What do readers think of their salary and compensation package? Is it too high, too low or about right? Should OPM conduct a study of the compensation package for federal employees that would involve objective participants from outside the federal government to eliminate controversy over federal pay? Here are the results.
In a memo to chief human capital officers, the Office of Personnel Management is expanding a limited use of leave without pay for domestic partners of federal employees.
The author asks the reader to go with him through Aliceâ€™s looking glass for a tour of the world of human resources management in our nationâ€™s capitol. Up is down, down is sideways as Agency chief human capital officers thread their way through the minefield of identifying what might be amiss in the U.S. civil service.