Archive: Office of Personnel Management

White House to Create National Council on Federal Labor Relations

The White House plans to create a National Council on Federal Labor Relations, with the intention of fostering cooperation between federal employees and management and the goal of improving government service. The Council would be patterned on the labor-management partnerships...

By Eric Rich | August 11, 2009; 03:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Report: U.S. Cybersecurity Workforce Inadequate

A few weeks ago, President Obama declared cybersecurity to be “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” and said “we’re not as prepared as we should be, as a government or as...

By Eric Rich | July 22, 2009; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Domestic Benefits: A Sure Thing for Same-Sex Partners

In case there was any lingering doubt from last fall about the government’s position on providing domestic benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers, Office of Personnel Director John Berry erased them this afternoon. The White House and OPM, he...

By Marcia Davis | July 8, 2009; 04:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

OPM's, Berry, the 'Energizer Bunny,' Moves on Improvements

His vigorous efforts to improve federal workforce practices led a meeting host to introduce Office of Personnel Director John Berry at a forum last week as the Energizer bunny. But in a recent memo he wrote to agency chiefs, Berry...

By Marcia Davis | June 30, 2009; 03:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Appoints John Berry to OPM

President Obama has finally made official an appointment first reported by the Post's Al Kamen about seven weeks ago. Today, the president nominated John Berry to head the Office of Personnel Management. “From turning around the National Zoo to fostering...

By Sara Goo | March 3, 2009; 04:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Agency Helps Federal Workers Prepare for Stimulus Package

The Office of Personnel Management plans to help federal bureaucrats prepare for their role in implementing the recently passed stimulus package by hosting a seminar for federal personnel managers. The March 3 inter-agency forum is billed as an "OPM Stimulus...

By Sara Goo | February 24, 2009; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

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