Several officials tell Senate subcommittee that extensive training is needed if overhaul of system is to succeed.
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Unions plan to file lawsuit alleging Defense officials violated mandate requiring collaboration with employee groups in developing personnel system.
Plan to eliminate subcommmittees keeps military personnel accounts within the Defense appropriations bill.
In reorganization, Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., will lead new Federal Workforce and Agency Organization Subcommittee.
Union official less optimistic about equal pay increases for military service members and civil servants in 2006.
President’s budget includes 3.1 percent pay raise for service members, 2.3 percent average increase for civilian employees.
Members of Congress are gearing up for another pay parity fight.
OPM forum raises as many questions as it answers.
In State of the Union message, president pledges to eliminate 150 poor-performing programs.