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Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

Richard Cox, Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaches us how to  improve as a leader, in this short video.

Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of COLA Dispute

shaw bransford & roth case law update

After a $232,500,000 settlement agreement was executed in 2000 that also mandated that the United States Office of Personnel Management issue new regulations governing the Cost of Living Adjustment (“COLA”) program, plaintiff federal employees filed suit alleging that the government breached the settlement agreement and both the express and implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Cobert Pushes Feds to Challenge Unconscious Bias in Fed Workforce

seeing the world through your lens

Acting Director at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Beth Cobert, recently spoke at OPM’s diversity and inclusion summit urging federal officials to confront unconscious bias in the hiring and promotions process.

Congress Approves Bill Requiring DHS to Recruit Vets for Border Jobs

veterans

New legislation approved by Congress will require the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to “actively recruit” members of the armed service who are separating from the military to become CBP officers.

Dissatisfied with Your Job? Retire

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new report shows that while age factors into federal employees’ retirement plans, soon-to-be retirees are also taking into account how satisfied they are with their jobs.

Federal Circuit Reverses MSPB Order to Repay OPM Overpayment

shaw bransford & roth case law update

After the Merit Systems Protection Board found that a retired federal employee failed to prove that the recovery of overpaid benefits from the Federal Employee Retirement System (“FERS”) would be against equity and good conscience, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the MSPB’s decision, finding that the Administrative Judge’s analysis (which the full Board accepted) was not supported by substantial evidence, was erroneous, and that recovery of the overpayment was unconscionable given the “inexplicable” three-year delay by OPM to finalize the retiree’s benefits, and the additional four-year delay between the retiree’s request for reconsideration and OPM’s decision. 

Federal Employee Engagement, Satisfaction up Slightly in 2015

mapping success

This week the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the government-wide employee engagement index scores and the global satisfaction index scores from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS).

GAO Reviews Pay Assignment Continuity Plan

cbp pay continuity plan

Two years after lawmakers passed the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 (BPAPRA) to establish a new overtime compensation system for Border Patrol agents, the Government Accountability Office found the program to be performing well overall in a report released yesterday.

In Review: Support for the Federal Workforce

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As the outgoing Administration winds down, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) joined with sister agencies to summarize some of the efforts made by the federal workforce to fulfill the President’s mission.

Just Launched: Online FOIA Request Portal

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unveiled the new FOIA.gov – the official website for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Lawmakers Urge Administration to ‘Ban the Box’

from the hill

Last week, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and 50 other House members issued a letter to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding “fair chance hiring” in government and to continue to ease hiring for formerly-incarcerated individuals.

 

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