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DHS, SBA and Broadcast Board ranked worst agencies for employee satisfaction, engagement in OPM survey

While NASA and Office of Management and Budget enjoyed high marks in employee satisfaction, agencies like the Homeland Security Department and the Small Business Administration pulled up the rear in the Office of Personnel Management's annual fed survey.

Fed health benefits premiums will increase by 6.4% in 2016

Premiums for federal workers enrolled in the Federal Employee Health Benefits program will be going up this year, according to a Sept. 29 Office of Personnel Management memo. On average, FEHB premiums will increase by 6.4 percent in 2016, OPM says.

VBA senior execs manipulated relocation program for financial gain, finds IG

Senior executives at the Veterans Benefits Administration inappropriately used their influence and the relocation expense program to obtain positions with less responsibility but the same pay level while also pocketing questionable reimbursements for their moves, finds an internal audit.

Feds slightly more engaged this year, says Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Federal workers were slightly more engaged in their jobs this year than they were last year, and NASA remained one of the top agencies for job satisfaction, according to the Office of Personnel Management's 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Florida postal district failed to promote employment to disabled veterans, IG says

A Postal Service district in Florida could be doing more to promote job opportunities to disabled veterans if it had a dedicated staffer working on the issue, says a recently released USPS inspector general report.

EPA doesn't know how much overtime its employees are working, IG says

The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't know how much overtime its employees are using because the proper forms aren't being used to document it, says a Sept. 22 EPA inspector general report.

VA whistleblowers continue to come forward despite threats of retaliation

Whistleblower complaints coming from Veterans Affairs Department employees have dramatically increased since last year because VA workers are more willing to come forward, according to Carolyn Lerner, who heads up OSC.

Bill that would allow agencies to share job applicant information passes Senate

The Senate passed legislation Sept. 17 that is meant to streamline the federal hiring process by allowing agencies to share applicant information.

OPM issues final rule adding 'plus one' option to federal healthcare benefits

The Office of Personnel Management issued a final rule that will allow federal workers to add an individual to their healthcare plan.

Leaked DoD proposal shows plan to reclassify civilian jobs, cut ties with GS pay scale

A Defense Department draft proposal obtained by the American Federation of Government Employees reveals that the Pentagon plans to reclassify its civilian workforce from the General Schedule system to one run solely by DoD.