Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, says shrinking forces won’t be enough to match sequestration-level budgets.
The Office of Personnel Management’s final rule on phased retirement is out, and so is additional guidance for agencies. But questions still abound. Federal News Radio answers your most pressing questions on phased retirement, from eligibility to pay, and what took OPM so long.
The rule comes more than two years after President Barack Obama signed the provision into law on July 6, 2012. Under the final rule, eligible employees can work part time while drawing on part of their earned retirement benefits. Phased retirees must also spend at least 20 percent of their time mentoring other employees.
The Office of Personnel Management received 9,101 retirement claims — about 1,000 more than it had projected for the month, according to data OPM released Tuesday.
The National Defense Panel delivered “Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future” an assessment of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review put forth by the Defense Department.
Two years after launching the Roth option for the Thrift Savings Plan, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has seen Roth TSP enrollment rise to 8 percent.
When it comes to leadership communication, NASA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation rise to the top, according to a Partnership for Public Service analysis released Wednesday.
The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2013 requires the Office of Personnel Management to implement an enhanced security clearance system. Under the system, every security clearance gets two random audits over a five-year time period.
President Barack Obama’s nominee Anne Rung takes another step forward in becoming administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
The TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2014, sponsored by Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), would no longer classify some Transportation Security Administration agents in the Office of Inspection as law enforcement officers.
NOAA planes used for tracking and forecasting hurricanes — known as the P-3 Orion — are reaching the end of their lifespan, according to a report published by the Government Accountability Office.
The Air Force will offer early retirement and buyouts to civilian personnel, in order to eliminate nearly 3,500 positions, officials announced Monday.
The service estimates the cuts will save the Air Force $1.6 billion over the next five years.
The Transportation Security Administration has received approval to offer early retirements this calendar year.
New hiring in the federal government dropped by more than 13,000 in fiscal 2013, amounting to a 46.4 percent decline in hiring over the past four years, but two groups continue to show steady increases in the federal workforce.