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Name That Online Toolkit!

April 16, 2010 The Office of Personnel Management is apparently building a web-based toolkit for folks involved in every step of the federal recruiting process, and has turned to GovLoop readers for a name. I think Match.gov is probably the cleverest name on the list, but I admit I'm partial to FedsFindFeds. But ...

Just to Be Clear...

April 16, 2010 I do recognize that leaking classified information to reporters, or to anyone else, is illegal. And I take it seriously. I've never been in the position of either asking someone to leak something to me, or being the recipient of an unsolicited leak, but I know if I were, I ...

Furloughed Transportation workers receive back pay

April 16, 2010 Nearly two months after they were furloughed because of a temporary expiration of the Highway Trust Fund, 2,000 Transportation Department workers will receive back pay for the two days of missed. "I have seen nothing but dedicated, hardworking folks doing the work of the American people," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...

Yikes

April 15, 2010 Thomas Drake, a former National Security Agency employee with a top secret clearance, has been indicted for passing classified material to Siobhan Gorman, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal (though she worked for the Baltimore Sun at the time of the leaks), who also worked for National Journal, the ...

Federal Employee Issues Take Center Stage at Postal Service Hearing

April 15, 2010 Rep. Darrell Issa, the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform, went after the size of the federal workforce in general this morning at the opening of a hearing on the sorry financial state of the Postal Service. He claimed that the Postal Service has "more or less" ...

Postal Service prodded -- once again -- to do more with less

April 15, 2010 Staffing levels at the Postal Service took center stage at a House hearing on the struggling agency's finances on Thursday, as lawmakers prodded USPS to strike a balance between streamlining its workforce while ensuring employees' jobs are substantive and stable. "You have to find people meaningful work, or no matter ...

After NSPS

April 15, 2010 Since President Obama signed the repeal of the Defense Department's National Security Personnel System into law last fall, federal employees and managers have posed several questions. What does the repeal mean for the future of pay-for-performance systems in government? What will happen to employees who came into NSPS from pay ...

Stating His Objections

April 14, 2010 While Congress was in session, Sen. George Voinovich succeeded in blocking Rafael Borras' nomination to become undersecretary for management. But President Obama appointed Borras during recess, and Voinovich is unhappy about that decision. So unhappy in fact, that he took to the Senate floor last night to lay out his ...

Agencies seek to standardize pay and benefits for civilians overseas

April 14, 2010 The Office of Personnel Management and departments of State, Defense and Labor soon will introduce a legislative proposal to standardize pay and benefits for civilian employees on assignment overseas, OPM Director John Berry said at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. "Providing consistent, comprehensive and competitive benefits must be part of ...

TSA pushes back on unionization campaign

April 14, 2010 The Transportation Security Administration is pushing back on requests from rival unions to begin preparing for an election, saying certain employees should not be eligible to join a national union, and that TSA should not have to begin posting information about the possibility of an election until legal issues are ...