Labor

  • Labor helps contracting officers find wage data online

    A new site, called Wage Determination Online, is a permanent resource for researching information on service contracts and labor standards.

  • Collaborative website combines vets’ resources

    The National Resource Directory is allowing agencies to share information with members of the military. Koby Langley from DoD tells Federal News Radio how the collaboration works.

  • Labor changes workers’ comp rule for feds

    A new rule requires federal agencies to file claims for workers compensation electronically. It also adds a new condition that makes federal employees eligible for compensation.

  • Elimination of KSA improves Labor’s hiring process

    The Labor Department’s elimination of KSA essays and the increased collaboration with managers are leading to higher-quality candidates in the hiring process.

  • OMB teeing up financial, HR systems for the cloud

    Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said there are more than 1,000 of these back-office systems and moving them to private cloud providers could save billions. Several agencies, including Labor and EEOC, already have moved their financial systems to a private cloud. Kundra envisions an interagency effort similar to the one for email where agencies commit to using a governmentwide contract for these services.

  • Commerce, Labor could merge to form new agency

    Sen. Richard Burr (R.-N.C.) introduced legislation forming the Commerce and Workforce Department using recommendations of GAO and the deficit commission. Thirty-five offices would be consolidated into 12 and funding of seven programs or initiatives would be reduced or eliminated.

  • Stricter regulations coming to fed contractors?

    The Labor Department wants stricter regulations for federal contractors.

  • Pay Agent rejects new locality pay areas

    The President’s pay agent said federal employees should not receive locality pay adjustments in 2012, despite recommendations by the Federal Salary Council for an increase.

  • Labor toolkit helps in disability hiring

    The five-step online toolkit has tips for everything from creating a welcoming environment to do’s and don’ts for interviews.

  • OSC head nominee promises whistleblower support

    Carolyn Lerner plans to improve the Office of Special Counsel if confirmed following the agencies two-year span without a Senate confirmed leader.