Michael Rigas

New annual leave carryover policy now in effect for federal employees, OPM says

Under a new, temporary policy from the Office of Personnel Management, many federal employees can carryover up to 300 hours of annual leave from 2020,…

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Locality pay remains stable and GS system is still broken, says pay agent

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In implementing recent hiring EO, OPM review reveals popular federal jobs

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Agencies are rethinking performance management in the pandemic era too

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Feds are still struggling to balance work and childcare. But there’s a program that could help.

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Vague OMB guidance on payroll tax deferral leaves many questions unanswered

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AP/J. Scott Applewhiteoversight, Gerry Connolly

After multiple delays, Connolly troubled by ‘apparent mishandling’ of employee viewpoint survey

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Trump taps HUD appointee to be new OPM director

The president will nominate John Gibbs, a current political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to be the new director of the…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - In this Spet. 18, 2019, file photo, the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. A Trump administration proposal to roll back environmental reviews for big projects is drawing heavy objections from African American and Latino communities.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EPA inspector general takes close look at reopening plans

In today’s Federal Newscast, some EPA employees say they feel uncomfortable returning to the office as OIG conducts a review.

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For many federal employees, health and retirement benefits are what’s keeping them on the job

Employees overwhelmingly see the importance and value in existing federal health and retirement benefits, and in many cases, these programs are a top recruitment and retention incentive, a new Office of Personnel Management survey found.

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