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Feds eye operating status as more snow approaches

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio A federal holiday meant that most federal employees didn’t have to work on Monday, Feb. 15, but after <<a href=”″>” target=”_blank”>Friday’s horrific commute and weather forecasts calling for more snow, many feds have already grown concerned about the government’s operating status for Tuesday, Feb. 16. The OfficeRead… Read more »

OPM’s Berry joins Federal News Radio to explain decision to open government

As residents of the D.C. area begin to dig out and attempt to get back to work, many faced a harrowing commute Friday morning, prompting some to wonder if OPM’s decision to open D.C. Offices was a good idea. Though federal workers are under a delayed arrival/unscheduled leave policy, many had trouble getting into theirRead… Read more »

OPM Director John Berry discusses closing the government on Federal News Radio

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry has agreed to be on the hot seat for some cold hard facts. He gave federal employees the day off today to get the driveway and sidewalks cleared from this weekend’s blizzard, just in time for the next storm. (A Winter Storm Watch now in effect for theRead… Read more »

OPM makes call on snow closings

Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area are open under an unscheduled leave policy according to the Office of Personnel Management. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Washington area from 10 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday. Accumulations of 16 to 24 inches of snow are expected. Senior CorrespondentRead… Read more »

Best practices gained from NextGen deployment

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio Federal News Radio has been telling you about the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), which promises to transform the nation’s air transportation system in the 21st century. Currently, five federal agencies are involved in the planning and execution of the system: the Department of Commerce, DoD,Read… Read more »

Earnings down for many TSP accounts in January

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio January is over, which means the first earnings numbers for 2010 are in for your Thrift Savings Plan accounts. Tom Trabucco is the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investments Board and said the month started out strong, but didn’t finish that way. ReadRead… Read more »

White House proposes 1.4 percent pay raise

By Jason Miller Executive Editor Federal News Radio President Obama is proposing to give federal employees and military servicemen and women the same pay raise-1.4 percent-the lowest recommendation in almost 40 years The President submitted his fiscal 2011 budget to Congress today detailing several proposals, including an entire section devoted to the federal workforce andRead… Read more »

Exclusive: Southers speaks out about TSA nomination withdraw

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, and is now speaking out as to why. Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda. He tells Federal NewsRead… Read more »

Feds win reprieve from healthcare excise tax

y Suzanne Kubota Senior Internet Editor Federal employees covered under some of the more expensive plans in the Federal Employees Heath Benefit Program now have some breathing room as well. Federal workers had been left out of an earlier compromise on healthcare reform shielding union workers from a proposed 40-percent excise tax until 2018.Read… Read more »