Labor

  • Labor unveils new employment web tool

    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced its ”My Next Move” website yesterday aimed at helping those seeking employment.

  • 16 agencies sign on to help military families

    Caring for the families of military personnel requires a coordinated approach across the federal government, President Obama said Monday. He said agencies have made 50 separate commitments to coordinate programs designed to assist the loved ones of servicemembers.

  • DOL recruits through benefits class

    The Department of Labor is teaching classes on retirement and health benefits at Howard University. Phyllis Borzi, assistant secretary of labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, tells Federal News Radio about the program and their hopes for recruiting.

  • Unions to management: stop talking, start doing telework

    AFGE, NTEU lead discussion to broaden discussion about telecommuting to more than just during emergencies. The White House is working on a new governmentwide telework policy. AFGE wants to add telework options into new bargaining agreements.

  • Federal Hispanic Career Advancement Summit coming Nov 29-30

    We’re about two months out from the third annual Federal Hispanic Career Advancement Summit, November 29th and 30th at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Secretary Solis celebrates Labor Day

    Instead of giving the traditional ”State of the American Worker” Labor Day speech in front of a small group, Secretary Hilda Solis this year recorded a video both highlighting the department’s support of and commitment to the American worker. We ask Secretary Solis about the message of the day.

  • Agencies employ 2.9 percent of people with disabilities

    A new Bureau of Labor Statistics report provides the latest information on how the federal government compares with other industry in hiring persons with disabilities. The report comes as the White House and the Labor Department are pressing agencies and contractors to hire more persons with disabilities. New recruitment and hiring strategies are due in September.

  • SES finds equal footing unfamiliar ground

    It doesn’t happen as often as the federal workforce might like, but sometimes senior career executives find themselves on an equal footing with political appointees. How do you navigate that situation? We ask Shelby Hallmark, director of the Office of Workers Compensation at the Labor Department.

  • OMB preparing performance management dashboard

    Administration will list agencies’ progress in meeting their high-priority goals detailed in the 2011 budget request. OMB wants quarterly updates to ensure agencies are on track to meet their plans of actions and milestones. Meanwhile, the House passes a bill to mandate a new type of performance management.

  • Labor Department focuses on security aspects of cloud

    Learn more in today’s cybersecurity update.