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Richard W. Walker

Workforce

Unions expect to negotiate new rules

Labor union official cited problems that include performance payouts and job reassignments.

Workforce

Intell leaders heed pay concerns

Leaders of the intelligence community make a point of getting employee input on pay-for-performance plans.

Panel approves 3.9 percent pay increase

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a 3.9 percent pay raise in fiscal 2009 for federal civilian workers and a one-year moratorium on competitions under OMB Circular A-76.

Workforce

Unions say NSPS rules could hurt DOD employees

The Defense Department failed to get employee buy-in when it developed proposed rules for the National Security Personnel System, labor unions charge.

Workforce

Accord might avert furloughs

House leaders have reached an accord with the Bush administration on emergency funding for the war on terrorism.

Workforce

Agencies to launch alternative-pay project

The Office of Personnel Management and Veterans Affairs Department will test a pay-for-performance system at a VA unit.

Workforce

DOD contingency plan includes furloughs

A Defense Department plan would furlough noncritical civilian employees in DOD's War on Terror operations if Congress fails to appropriate supplemental funding.

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GAO union optimistic about pay

Bill to grant pay raises to hundreds of GAO employees who were denied them under the agency’s restructured pay system might become law.

Workforce

COOP makes a telework connection

Agencies know they have to get their work done, regardless of power outages or natural disaster, but are they COOP ready?

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Senior exec group urges changes to pay system

Major improvements are needed to the Senior Executive Service pay system if the SES is to recruit talented employees, officials say.

Workforce

Springer: Council has made major strides

Federal human resources officials celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council's launch as OPM's director praises its work.

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House passes bill to restore pay

The House has passed a bill that would provide payment to Government Accountability Office employees who were denied cost-of-living pay increases.

Workforce

House telework bill advances

Stronger language added to bill to ensure that data that is transferred to the home computers of teleworkers is kept secure.

Workforce

Deputy chiefs key to transition

Career executives can provide stability during a change in administration.

Workforce

House approves bill to expand telework

The bill would allow eligible federal employees to telework for at least 20 percent of their biweekly work hours.

Workforce

McGinnis to leave top post at CEG

Patricia McGinnis will step down as president of the Council for Excellence in Government after a successor is found.

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OPM slows retirement system work

Agency says contractor didn’t pay attention during discussions of system requirements.

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OPM: Hewitt failed to deliver pieces of system

Office of Personnel Management officials say they suspended work by Hewitt Associates on the RetireEZ system after benefits-calculation functions failed user tests.

Workforce

Inside GSA’s telework program

William Kelly outlines a three-part strategy for hitting GSA’s 50 percent teleworking goal.

Workforce

Union criticizes OPM's flexible hiring practices

The National Treasury Employees Union's president said using hiring flexibilities in government impedes fair competition and merit-based hiring practices.