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Submitted by (@robert.sonoda)

NSPS Pay conversion to original GS pay scale

When NSPS employees who performed well so that their current pay is above the GS step 10 level go back to the original GS pay scale, a new one should be created. This should be similar to the different pay scales for computer people and nuclear engineers.

NSPS performing employees should not be penalized by 50% of their Jan pay increases.

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Submitted by (@reembertoparada)

Check that OPM HR Select the right candidates.

I know of a case where a 10 point disable veteran currently working as a contractor for OPM has been rejected to work as a Federal Employee for the same position in the same location and doing the same work that he has been doing for over a year. I notice that many federal HR personnel are being influenced by management to select only those employees they one for the position and not the employees that can better do the ...more »

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Submitted by (@bobking)

Common Sense Telework Agreements

Standardize Telework Agreements with a common sense approach. Government Shutdowns Workers with the capability of teleworking should be expected work even when the government is shutdown due to weather or other natural disasters. Unless that worker is directly affected by the situation (power outage, for example) the employee should be expected to work. Example: On a recent flight to DC, I sat next to a government ...more »

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Submitted by (@bobking)

Mandate Telework Participation Wherever Feasible

The near total shutdown of government in DC during the recent snowstorm highlights the need for more teleworking capabilities. There are many policies regarding teleworking, however a large component of supervisors and managers see it as a privilege rather than a necessity. This time it was a snowstorm, but what about in cases of natural disaster or pandemic? We need the ability to continue governmental functions in ...more »

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Submitted by (@jsylvain63)

Hire retired va workers

There is a large number of retired VA workers. These former VA employees have the knowledge and skills to process claims for the verterans administration.

 

Can they be hired on as contractors working from home to assist in answering questions or inquiries via telephone or email?

 

The retired VA community can help a lot, most of us worked for 30 years or more d would love the opportunity to help in some way.

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Submitted by (@rick00)

How Do I Stack Up?

When evaluating current employees seeking other federal positions, I'd like to see constructive feedback on how competitive our resume and qualifications were compared to other applicants. Also,provide a summary of what qualities, skill sets, education and experience separated those considered for the position from those not considered. This feedback would help better prepare applicants for future consideration. ...more »

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Submitted by (@johnbersentes)

An Onboarding EOD Solution to remove burdensome paperwork

It would seem to me that agencies would benefit from a stardardized online Entrance on Duty system or(EOD)solution The benefits of which would not only help "improve time to hire" but provide an important bridge for new entrants to the federal workforce at the get go, and lead to increased "new hire commitment" and "improved retention". Another benefit would be to ultimately mitigate risk from losing talent during ...more »

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Submitted by (@llahtim)

long wait times on phone

why doesn't opm institute a program simlar to what some cale tv companies have? If the wait is over 5 minutes let the person who phoned leave a number that they can be reached at. at least the person can get something done while they are waiting for someone to answer there questions. My time is just as important to me as the time of the employees. Your e-mail response times are a joke. Answers should be received within ...more »

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Submitted by (@tammi.webbdrinkard)

SCEP/STEP Program

I am concern about the integrity and accountability of the SCEP/STEP programs. These programs have become so loosely managed. What use to be great opportunity for young people, has become a free fall for parents/agencies to get their adult age children jobs. The organization I worked for has over 160 SCEP/STEP students with an average age of 23. This limits the opportunity for others to be able to get an experience ...more »

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Submitted by (@millerdh50)

OPM - Health Insurance negotiations

As a retired Federal employee it seems selfish to object to the 40% increase in my Mail Handlers monthly premium. With so many Americans without health insurance or denied or overcharged for their premiums I am grateful that we have OPM to represent us. However, I would like to learn more about the negotiating process that goes on between OPM and the FEHB insurance providers. A 40% increase is abrubt and I think unprecedented ...more »

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