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OPM will soon begin administering 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Federal employees will soon see the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey dropping it their inboxes. The annual survey is meant to measure the job satisfaction of federal employees.

OMB: New rule would create worker training program 'scorecards' for public workers

Last week, the Departments of Labor and Education published draft rules that the Office of Management and Budget says will for the first time require data to be available to public workers on different training programs, says an April 21 OMB blog post.

Study: OPM should track individual employee satisfaction in yearly viewpoint surveys

The Office of Personnel Management could make results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey more useful if the agency tracked how individual feds felt about their work at agencies over time, says a recently released study published in March in the journal  Public Administration Review.

OGE outlines rules for feds' use of personal social media accounts

The Office of Governmentwide Ethics laid how federal employees should be using social media in their personal lives in a new memo released April 9. 

SES group raises concerns over VA firing bill

The Senior Executives Association has taken issue with a House bill that would make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans's Affairs Department.

OPM handbook helps agencies better manage federal leave

The Office of Personnel Management is helping federal employees hash out vacation time and sick leave with a new guide on how to manage time off.

Retirement board launches financial literacy effort for federal workers

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board launched a new financial literacy effort in April to help federal workers better understand their contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan.

Federal workers leave more than $88M in abandoned retirement accounts

Federal workers have left about $88.5 million in abandoned Thrift Savings Plan retirement accounts, according to Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board statistics. FRTIB regulations require participants who have not yet made a withdrawal choice by age 70 1/2 to make a withdrawal choice, FRTIB spokeswoman Kim Weaver said in an email.

TSP millionaires total in the thousands, statistics show

More than 4,000 federal workers have account balances of $1 million or more in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts, according to statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Report: Census Bureau guard dead; Police apprehend suspect in shootout

A Census Bureau security guard was killed at the agency's headquarters in Suitland, Md. Thursday evening after a woman was abducted in D.C. Starting at 5:30 p.m., a man forced a woman into a green Honda at 3rd and T Streets NE, according to an April 9  Washington Post  article.