Agencies say they're trying to become more flexible, attract private sector workers looking for a change and retain current federal employees wanting to keep what they got a taste of during the pandemic.
The fiscal year to date average processing time increased from 79 days to 95 days between September and October, which is the highest it's been for at least a year.
Next year's premium rate increases under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are on the modest side, at least compared to recent years. Open season begins Monday and runs through Dec. 13.
Dr. Francis Collins was a leading figure in the mapping of the human genome sequence, and he's worked to translate that discovery into a revolution in medical treatment.
In today's Federal Newscast, The Pentagon is spelling out what will happen to civilian employees who do not want to get vaccinated.
The Defense Logistics Agency is in charge of moving $40 billion worth of goods around the world per year, but when COVID hit and supply chains started moving in fits and starts, the organization had to start changing to get goods delivered on time. Rear Adm. Doug Norton, director of logistics operations for DLA, said DLA worked closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to find ways to deliver quickly in emergency situations.
Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications
In today's Federal Newscast, the delta variant of COVID-19 is pushing back return-to-work timelines for some federal employees.
Recently released stats show OPM received 7,589 new retirement claims last month, compared to 8,976 new claims received in August.
Kyle Michl, the chief innovation officer at Accenture Federal Services, offers insight into common trends that emerged during the pandemic.
The past 18 months have thrown a wrench in many of the military’s plans, but the supply chain is one that has taken a particularly hard hit. Army Materiel Command had a handful of backups that caused issues for the supply chain during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Next year's premium rate increases under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) are on the modest side, at least compared to recent years. But the pandemic continues to make the business of predicting future trends difficult, to say the least.
When the COVID pandemic hit, many predicted that premiums in the giant federal employee health benefits program would skyrocket.
Some troops could get as much as a 20% hike. The benefits would last from Oct. 1 to the end of the year.