Agencies have gotten approval from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management raise spending caps slightly on performance awards and bonuses for all non-Senior Executive Service employees in fiscal 2017. Agencies can now spend up to 1.5 percent of the aggregate salaries for those employees at the end of the fiscal year.
The Office of Personnel Management lacks authorizations for 18 of its major security systems, the agency’s inspector general said in a new report. The IG attributed many of OPM’s IT security problems with a poor governance structure and shorthanded staff. OPM said it’s recently made a few new hires and will have 24 information system security officers soon.
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at DHS, explains how the incoming administration should best use the Office of Personnel Management.
The percentage of the federal workforce eligible to telework remained unchanged between fiscal 2014 and 2015, but more workers could be eligible to use the program, the Office of Personnel Management said. About 46 percent of eligible employees participated in the program in 2015, a bump over the previous year’s rate.
The Office of Personnel Management released the calendar year 2017 federal holiday schedule, including the plan for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
A new site designed to serve as a one-stop shop for federal managers, employees, job seekers and academic institutions and students in the cybersecurity field will launch within the next two months. The Office of Personnel Management said it’s one of several steps the administration is taking to help agencies better recruit and hire new talent.
About 4,000 political appointees will leave the Obama administration in the next nine weeks. While conversations over policy, budget and organizational structure will take center stage, questions about your pay and benefits may not. Federal News Radio reviewed the Office of Personnel Management’s transition guide in search of the answers.
Open Season for the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program kicks off Nov. 14 and runs through Dec. 12. Participants have about month to make changes to their health plans. But experts say only 6 percent of federal employees and retirees typically choose to make a change.
Agencies hired 6,000 more veterans in fiscal 2015 than in the previous year, according to a new report on veterans hiring in the federal workforce from the Office of Personnel Management. OPM says the positive numbers are the result of the Veterans Employment Initiative, which President Barack Obama began in 2009.
Lisa Schlosser, the federal deputy chief information officer, called it a career on Nov. 9 after more than 30 years in government.
Experts in the federal community say President-elect Donald Trump’s business acumen will likely factor into the future of the federal workforce during the next administration. Trump will likely play closer attention to measures that would hold poor-performers accountable. Though they may not agree on all the issues, some federal unions say they hope they can find common ground on proposals that would advance federal hiring reforms.
Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal has some suggestions regarding OPM and what, specifically, the next president should do with it.
The Office of Personnel Management and its contractor, Winvale/CSID, can’t agree on just how many people need to re-enroll with a new vendor to keep credit monitoring and identity protection services, and they haven’t yet finalized a plan to smoothly transition those victims to the new service provider, ID Experts.
Lindy Kyzer, senior editor for ClearanceJobs.com, helps you get to the bottom of challenges you and others may have with regards to security clearances.
About 71 percent of senior executives received a performance bonus from their agencies in fiscal 2015, a slight bump over the roughly 68 percent who picked up an award in 2014. A new report from the Office of Personnel Management shows the average award totaled $10,746, nearly $200 more than 2014’s average.