Slight bump in per diem rates will take effect Oct. 1.
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The agency wasted $5 million giving exams to candidates it should have already deemed unsuitable, IG says.
The agency is not ensuring there is actually an emergency, IG says.
Misperceptions about the investment program persist.
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USPS called it a win for agency, public and employees.
In July, OPM had processed only 55 percent of claims within 60 days, down from 79 percent at the same point in 2016.
Measure would also help agencies negotiate better prices on their purchases, senators say.
Agencies had gained 50,000 feds during Obama’s last two years.