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FedManager.com TOP NEWS STORIES FOR 11.12.2014
  • VA SECRETARY ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING, FIRING OF 1,000 EMPLOYEES
  • FEDERAL BENEFITS OPEN SEASON UNDERWAY
  • PERSONAL INFORMATION OF 800,000 POSTAL SERVICE EMPLOYEES COMPROMISED
  • PRESIDENT NOMINATES LORETTA LYNCH FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL POST



Archives:

FOR 10.21.2014
  • HELP FEDS IN NEED—SUPPORT FEEA’S BILL BRANSFORD HELPING HANDS FUND
  • FEDERAL SALARY COUNCIL FINDS 35 PERCENT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PAY GAP
  • GAO REPORT OUTLINES USES, AND ABUSES, OF PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE
  • TALENT, IT, BUDGET UNCERTAINTY, RISK MANAGEMENT AMONG TOP CONCERNS

FOR 10.14.2014
  • OPM REPORT OFFERS INSIGHTS INTO MILLENNIAL FEDS
  • $486 MILLION AFGHAN AIR FLEET, U.S. TAXPAYER FUNDED, SCRAPPED FOR $32,000
  • OPM ISSUES REPORT ON USE OF OFFICIAL TIME
  • IRS COMMISSIONER WARNS CONGRESSIONAL INACTION MAY DELAY TAX SEASON

FOR 10.07.2014
  • OMB ISSUES FISMA GUIDANCE, DHS SCANS OF CIVILIAN AGENCY NETWORKS
  • CDC LEADS U.S. EBOLA RESPONSE
  • AGENCY USE OF PERFORMANCE INFORMATION STAGNANT
  • SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR GRILLED IN HOUSE HEARING, RESIGNS NEXT DAY

FOR 09.30.2014
  • EX-GSA EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBLE FOR LAS VEGAS CONFERENCE INDICTED
  • INCREASE IN VETERAN HIRES RESULTING IN DECLINE IN FEMALE HIRES, MSPB FINDS
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER TO RESIGN
  • BILL PROHIBITS ACCESSING PORNOGRAPHY ON FEDERAL COMPUTERS AND DEVICES

FOR 09.23.2014
  • CONGRESS APPROVES CONTINUING RESOLUTION, AVOIDING SHUTDOWN
  • OPM NEEDS TO IMPROVE DESIGN, MANAGEMENT, AND OVERSIGHT
  • WHITE HOUSE OUTLINES PROGRESS ON SECURITY AND SUITABILITY CLEARANCES
  • STATUS OF CONSOLIDATED DHS HEADQUARTERS DISCUSSED AT HOUSE HEARING

FOR 09.09.2014
  • PATENT OFFICE SCRUTINY HOLDS LESSONS FOR ALL FEDERAL MANAGERS
  • GOOD NUMBERS IN FEDERAL RETIREMENT PROCESSING HIRING FOR AUGUST
  • SENATE BILL REQUIRES LOCAL PUBLIC INPUT ON SOCIAL SECURITY CLOSURES
  • EEOC EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

FOR 09.02.2014
  • 50th ANNIVERSARY OF WILDERNESS ACT, 98th  OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
  • PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ACTIONS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS & VETERANS
  • WHITE HOUSE NOMINATES ICE DIRECTOR, DHS MANAGEMENT UNDERSECRETARY
  • REP. ISSA QUESTIONS “FRIVOLOUS” SPENDING AT LABOR DEPARTMENT

FOR 08.27.2014
  • MSPB REPORTS ON PRACTICES AND PERCEPTIONS OF VETERAN HIRING
  • REPORT DETAILS STATE OF EEO COMPLAINTS IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  • OPM SENDS MEMO ON ENHANCING WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITIES
  • HOUSE OVERSIGHT REPUBLICANS PROPOSE IRS REFORMS

FOR 08.05.2014
  • LEGISLATION TO REPEAL HIGHER PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NEW FEDS
  • BILL WOULD GIVE NEW VETERAN FEDS SICK LEAVE
  • CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION AUTHORIZATION APPROVED BY HOUSE
  • EXPECT A CONTINUING RESOLUTION IN SEPTEMBER

FOR 07.29.2014
  • COMPROMISE BILL TO REFORM VA UNVEILED
  • HR UNIVERSITY GETS FACELIFT
  • GAO HIGHLIGHTS TAX NONCOMPLIANCE BY DOD CIVILIANS AND CONTRACTORS
  • SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE REFORM INTRODUCED IN HOUSE

FOR 07.08.2014
  • DOD SHOULD REEVALUATE FUNCTIONAL COMBATANT COMMAND RESOURCES
  • DHS RELEASES QUADRENNIAL HOMELAND SECURITY REVIEW
  • ADMINISTRATION EXTENDING WORKPLACE PROTECTIONS TO LGBT EMPLOYEES
  • BILL WOULD “DE-MILITARIZE” FEDERAL INSPECTORS GENERAL

FOR 06.25.2014
  • PRESIDENT ISSUES MEMORANDUM ENHANCING WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITIES
  • INTERAGENCY EFFORT TO ADDRESS CHILD MIGRANT CRISIS AT SOUTHERN BORDER
  • “MENTAL HEALTH IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE IN THE WORKPLACE,” OPM MEMO STATES
  • BIPARTISAN BILL PROVIDES TAX PARITY FOR CIVILIANS SERVING IN COMBAT ZONES

FOR 06.17.2014
  • OPM HAS INADEQUATE CONTROLS OVER INVESTIGATION CONTRACTORS
  • OMB SHOULD STRENGTHEN REVIEWS OF CROSS-AGENCY GOALS
  • CIO SURVEY PROVIDES INSIGHTS FOR FEDERAL IT WORKFORCE
  • HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER FALLS IN PRIMARY

FOR 06.10.2014
  • STRENGTHEN COORDINATION ON GOVERNMENT-WIDE HUMAN CAPITAL ISSUES
  • PRESIDENT TAKES EXECUTIVE ACTION ON STUDENT LOANS, SENATE MAY ALSO
  • OSC INVESTIGATING 37 WHISTLEBLOWER REPRISAL CLAIMS AT VA
  • BILL WOULD LET PUBLIC SUE VA EMPLOYEES, REVOKE PENSIONS OF GUILTY

FOR 06.04.2014
  • ADMINISTRATION, EPA ANNOUNCE NEW CARBON POLLUTION RULES
  • IMPROVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL DECISION-MAKING – NAPA REPORT
  • MSPB RELEASES FY2013 ANNUAL REPORT
  • REPRESENTATIVES INTRODUCE BILL TO ELIMINATE AUTOMATIC UNION DUES

FOR 05.28.2014
  • OPM MEMO – UPDATES ON HUMAN CAPITAL PLANNING, REVIEWS, REPORTING
  • BETTER MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE LICENSES NEEDED FOR COST SAVINGS
  • SENATE BILL TO ENHANCE DHS CYBER PERSONNEL AUTHORITIES ADVANCES
  • CONGRESS TARGETS SENIOR EXECUTIVES AS VA SCANDAL INTENSIFIES

FOR 05.13.2014
  • ANALYSIS FINDS FEDERAL EMPLOYEE BONUSES CUT IN HALF LAST YEAR
  • OMB RELEASES DETAILS OF SMARTER IT DELIVERY AGENDA
  • OMB ISSUES FY2016 BUDGET GUIDANCE
  • FORMER IRS OFFICIAL LOIS LERNER HELD IN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS

FOR 05.06.2014
  • SURVEY OF SENIOR EXECUTIVES FINDS LOW MORALE
  • OPM ISSUES UPDATED HATCH ACT FINAL RULE
  • GAO SAYS OPM NEEDS TO DEMONSTRATE THE VALUE OF ITS INNOVATION LAB
  • PRESSURE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS INCREASES

FOR 04.29.2014
  • DHS SECRETARY JOHNSON OUTLINES PLANS TO UNIFY COMPONENTS
  • OPM, GSA ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE
  • GSA TAGS 19 FEDERAL OFFICE SITES FOR CONSOLIDATION
  • FEDERAL SPENDING TRANSPARENCY BILL, DATA ACT, HEADS TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

FOR 04.22.2014
  • IRS BUDGET CUTS RESULTING IN UNEVEN PERFORMANCE, GAO TELLS LAWMAKERS
  • DHS SAYS FEDERAL WEBSITES SAFE FROM HEARTBLEED SECURITY VULNERABILITY
  • GSA UNVEILS NEW MANAGED MOBILITY TOOLS, RESOURCES
  • CONGRESS ASKS GAO TO STUDY TRENDS IN FEDERAL EMPLOYEE MORALE

FOR 04.08.2014
  • HOUSE GOP BUDGET PROPOSAL: CUT FEDERAL BENEFITS, REDUCE WORKFORCE
  • ADDRESSING GOVERNMENTWIDE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES – GAO REPORT
  • DHS IG SAYS DEPARTMENT NEEDS TELEWORK DISASTER PLAN
  • CONGRESSIONAL EYE TURNS TO VETERANS AFFAIRS

FOR 03.25.2014
  • ADMINISTRATION RELEASES REPORT ON NAVY YARD SHOOTING
  • REPORT OUTLINES DECLINE IN IRS WORKFORCE
  • 10 PERCENT OF AGENCIES STILL USING WINDOWS XP
  • AGENCY APPROPRIATIONS HEARINGS ABOUND