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Three agencies pulled out of a closed-door briefing Tuesday on the theft from government computers of personal information on more than 22 million people, the House Armed Services Committee said.
Defense spending bill would double the evaluation period for newly hired civilian employees at the department to two years, potentially setting a precedent for other agencies.
The “pay gap” number represents the government’s official word on how salaries compare, but there is no consensus.
Federal employees can help shorten the time it takes to process their applications for retirement benefits, long a sore point in the workforce, by preparing well in advance, OPM said.
Including opposite-sex domestic partners marks yet another change in eligibility for employment-related benefits programs.
For 2016, 13 new locality pay zones will be created and 21 existing ones will be expanded, meaning higher pay for employees to be moved out of the lowest-paying zone.
The percentage of Hispanics continues to increase among newly hired federal employees, and also as a share of the government workforce, but that group remains under-represented in the federal workplace.
To attract and keep valued employees, agencies increasingly are helping with their student loans, at least in some occupations.
The government no longer will allow unmarried federal employees and retirees in same-sex domestic partnerships to obtain insurance coverage for children of their partners.
Senior executives point to a failure at agencies to retain talent by not noticing or respecting achievements.