Features

Mix & Match

The challenge of managing a multisector workforce.

Pay & Benefits

Agencies under pressure to mix and match public, private workers

OMB has ordered a thorough review of plans for managing the multisector workforce.

Oversight

Senate language eases employee fears about OPM and health reform

Groups had recommended that federal employee plan be administered separately.

News

FEHBP and Uninsured Americans

Pay & Benefits

Premium Fairness

A bill that would keep premium rates at 2009 levels for CSRS retirees enrolled in Medicare is languishing in the Senate.

News

Salary Increase Now Law

News

Office of Personnel Management Makeover

Oversight

Watchdog urges Postal Service managers to support cost-cutting initiative

Without better leadership, USPS won’t reap the full benefits of a program to avoid giving injured employees busy work, GAO says.

Oversight

Groups claim data on federal employees’ salaries is misleading

News analysis indicates that the number of government workers earning more than six figures has spiked during the last two years.

News

A Salary Boom or an Age Boom?

Pay & Benefits

As Open Season ends, feds’ full attention turns to health care reform

Bills contain caps on flexible spending accounts and possible changes to federal employees’ health insurance costs.

News

House Approves 2 Percent Raise

News

OPM issues regulation mandating stronger training programs

Agencies must coach supervisors within one year of their hire on mentoring, rating performance and handling subpar employees.

News

Service to America

Oversight

Obama creates labor-management council

The executive order does not include expanded bargaining power favored by unions.

Pay & Benefits

Unions say Senate health bill tax provisions would ‘devastate’ FEHBP

New reports detail effects of excise tax and insurer fees on the federal plan.

Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers back 2 percent raise, but nix locality pay freeze

Congressional negotiators follow president’s request for overall raise, but set aside a portion of the increase as locality pay.