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The Federal Eye: October, 2012

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Federal offices open Thursday under normal policies

Federal offices in the Washington area will be open under regular operating procedures Thursday, the Office of Personnel Management announced late Wednesday afternoon.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal agency operating status, government operating status

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Federal offices to reopen Wednesday

Employees are allowed to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework Wednesday.

By Marcia Davis  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Federal government closed, Day 2; Share your thoughts on teleworking...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:15 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Storm closes federal offices in D.C. area on Tuesday

Federal offices in the D.C. area will be closed again on Tuesday because of Hurricane Sandy.

By Joe Davidson  |  03:44 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/29/2012

For employees, agency closing can mean many things

While a federal government closing announcement means a day off without having to take vacation time for many affected employees, that’s not the case for all of them, and other special policies can kick in as well.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emergency closing, federal workers, government closing, hurricane closing

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/29/2012

About a third of D.C. area feds telework during storms

About one-third of D.C. area federal employees telework during when storms close government buildings.

By Joe Davidson  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

For OPM chief, decision to close federal offices during Hurricane Sandy was an easy one

Personnel boss considered safety and government operations before closing government offices.

By Joe Davidson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 10/28/2012

Federal offices to be closed Monday because of Hurricane Sandy

Federal offices in the D.C. area will be closed on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy.

By Joe Davidson  |  06:51 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 10/26/2012

FEMA, OPM watching Hurricane Sandy; no decision yet on closing federal offices

FEMA and OPM are watching Hurricane Sandy, but there is not decision yet on closing offices.

By Joe Davidson  |  04:47 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Revamping government called possible but not easy

There are opportunities to consolidate government programs but the job won't be easy, quick or cheap, according to a newly released study.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  duplicative programs, Government Efficiency, government reorganization, government waste, national academy of public administration

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 10/23/2012

New app for locating graves at Arlington National Cemetery

New application stems from gravesite scandal.

By Steve Vogel  |  10:54 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012

TSP investment limit to rise

Federal employees will be able to invest more in 2013 through their 401(k)-type Thrift Savings Plan.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 10/22/2012

TSA moves to fire or suspend 44 Newark airport workers

The agency moves to fire 25 Newark airport transportation security officers and suspend 19 other employees.

By Joe Davidson  |  06:17 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Agencies told to keep doors open to interns

FEDERAL EYE | Officials say a new government program should not prevent use of third-party providors.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  career development, federal hiring, federal jobs, intern

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Report says congressional bias complaints increase

A new report shows a significant increase in discrimination and other complaints in the legislative branch.

By Joe Davidson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Federal workers are falling farther behind on pay, study shows

White collar federal employees are underpaid on average by about 34 percent compared with the private sector, an advisory group said Friday.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal emloyees, federal pay, federal salary council, pay gap

Posted at 04:39 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Report on pay comparison between federal and other workers to be released

Short summary of story

By Eric Yoder  |  04:39 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Groups want cap on contractor compensation

Federal employee and public interest groups seek lower cap on payments to Pentagon contract workers.

By Joe Davidson  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Deadline for retroactive stop loss pay approaching

Vets, service members and beneficiaries are eligible for post-9/11 extended-duty pay.

By Steve Vogel  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 10/18/2012

How would Obama, Romney handle feds?

President Obama and Romney on the federal workforce

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:45 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Workplace Issues, Administration

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Federal retirement COLA of 1.7 percent announced

Federal retirees will receive an inflation adjustment in January that will mean about a $50 increase in the average monthly payment under the annuity program for most of them.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:44 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Veterans, missing from first debate

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America has posted a 2012 veterans voting guide listing its five top issues.

By Steve Vogel  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Obama cites ‘Obamacare’ to feds’ organization

Obama campaign uses ‘Obamacare’ in response to questions from federal employees’ group.

By Joe Davidson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Obama issues whistleblower directive to security agencies

President Obama extends whistleblower protections to national security employees.

By Joe Davidson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Federal employee wins Nobel Prize in physics

Commerce Department employee wins the Nobel Prize in physics for work on atomic clocks.

By Joe Davidson  |  07:58 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Miller and Burr call for removal of VA chief of staff

IG report into VA conference spending criticized Shinseki deputy.

By Steve Vogel  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Will new whistleblower protections work? | FedBuzz

Lawmakers are praising the new provision in the Whistleblower Protection Enforcement Act. Will it work?

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal Buzz

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 10/03/2012

House Veterans chair Jeff Miller criticizes VA leadership over conference spending

Rep. Jeff Miller pointed to a “leadership void” at VA.

By Steve Vogel  |  01:06 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie saluted for selfless service

Nicholas Ivie sought tough assignments, colleague says

By Steve Vogel  |  12:16 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Easier access to finances begins for Congress, delayed for employees

Financial disclosures of members of Congress became more readily available Monday.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 10/01/2012

VA’s top HR official resigns

Resignation in connection with IG report released Monday.

By Steve Vogel  |  04:21 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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