AFGE took the opportunity to of the National Council on Labor Management Relations to try to keep HR and LR staffs away from participating in prospective Agency Forums. The Author gives a rundown on the meeting and the information provided.
A surviving widow of a retired federal employee tried without success to convince OPM, the MSPB and the appeals court that her deceased husband had provided her a survivor’s annuity.
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Pay-for-performance may prove a boon to government, but experiences to date indicate much groundwork must be laid before assumptions translate into proven successes. “As someone who looks forward to Director Berry’s tenure at OPM, I urge him and his staff to temper their enthusiasm for PFP with the cool-but-conclusive data at hand.”
OPM’s new Director launched a “telework” initiative as his first leap into Federal human resources management. People are wondering, “What the heck is this about?”
This VA employee thought he should be paid at a higher grade level; OPM disagreed.
OPM is encouraging agencies to utilize their flexibilities to pay bonuses to current employees who get people to apply for government jobs. The author asks a few questions about the impact of this on labor relations and agency budgets.
Congressman Steny Hoyer wrote OPM to ask for a quick study on a four-day workweek for the federal workforce in the name of energy conservation. OPM tells the Congressman it isn’t such a good idea.
OPM director Linda Springer has announced in an email to employees that she is leaving the agency in August.
When you leave federal service before being eligible for retirement, what are the implications of taking a lump sum payment? This former Navy employee discovered the answer.