The Defense Business Board’s task group examining the National Security Personnel System convenes a second day of hearings at the Hyatt Arlington hotel in Rosslyn this morning, this time to hear comments from DoD staff…
Six years ago all sorts of people were fighting to prevent the National Security Personnel System from being implemented. Now, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey notes some people are saying that it worked well and is being buried prematurely.
Wanna be a millionaire by the time you retire? This week on Your Turn, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks with investment guru Allan Roth about how you might be able to achieve that goal. Also, there’s a lot happening on Capitol Hill, including discussion of some bills that could affect your pay & benefits. Randy Erwin of the National Federation of Federal Employees fills us in.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the pay gap is 26.3 percent, up from 24 percent last year.
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On John Berry’s last day as director of the Office of Personnel Management, the consensus from federal employees and employee groups he has worked with the past four years is that his shoes will be hard to fill and that he has been an utmost advocate for federal employees in a tough political climate of furlough talk, budget negotiations and a rebounding economy.
Re-learning how to talk can improve your agency’s labor-union relationships.
Employee engagement at agencies across the federal government is either consistently great, consistently not-so-great, or consistently inconsistent. This year’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows agencies that have historically at the top are still at the top, while the agencies at the bottom are still at the bottom (when it comes to employee satisfaction). The ones in the middle are all over the place. Bill Dougan is president of the National Federation of Federal Employees. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he analyzed this year’s survey results.
The National Federation of Federal Employees says recent guidance from the Office of Personnel Management contradicts legislation that would let temporary or seasonal workers compete for the same jobs that are open to permanent federal employees.
A new bill would get rid of law enforcement units at the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and transfer those authorities to local police instead. The legislation also requires both secretaries at the agriculture and interior departments develop a grants program for states who will use local law enforcement to police federal lands.