Labor

  • Feds’ satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

    Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds — those at the SES level — had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

  • Reports indicate federal workers’ comp long overdue for update

    The federal workers’ compensation program has long targeted by agency inspectors general, who have cited the program’s lack of oversight and susceptibility to improper payments Some members of Congress also argue the program’s benefit structure, which hasn’t been meaningfully updated since the mid-1970s, has led to widespread inefficiencies.

  • OPM convenes workgroup to address domestic violence in federal workplace

    The Office of Personnel Management will convene an interagency workgroup in the coming weeks to establish governmentwide policies on domestic violence in the federal workplace. Rob Shriver, deputy general council for policy at OPM, has an update on the personnel agency’s progress.

  • Labor website links fed managers to workers with disabilities

    Akinyemi Banjo is a policy adviser at the Labor Department.

  • Labor Department rolls out job-search website for veterans

    Jane Oates, the assistant secretary for the Employment and Training Administration at the Labor Department, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how a new veteran-specific job website works.

  • SSA, AFGE still at negotiating impasse

    Nearly two years of negotiating has led to a stalemate between the Social Security Administration and its largest union, the American Federation of Government Employees. The protracted dispute mars the Obama administration’s otherwise productive attempts to collaborate formally with federal unions.

  • Labor gives cash awards for job help apps

    The Labor Department gave $68,000 in prizes for applications to help connect unemployed people with job positions.

  • Labor wants apps for job hunters

    The Labor Department is turning to the public for ideas to help people find jobs. Labor is offering up to $35,000 for an app that helps unemployed people find the right career path.

  • GAO investigates workers’ comp abuses

    The Government Accountability Office is accepting anonymous reports of workers’ compensation abuses by federal employees as part of an investigation into fraud in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA).

  • Labor explains new workers’ compensation rules for feds

    Gary Steinberg, acting director of the Labor Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, spoke to Federal News Radio about the changes.