(@bobking)

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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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(@bobking)

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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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(@jsylvain63)

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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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1 vote
(@rick00)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

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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4 votes
(@johnbersentes)

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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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5 votes
(@llahtim)

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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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-1 votes
(@tammi.webbdrinkard)

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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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-1 votes
(@millerdh50)

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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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-1 votes
(@vhronnie)

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

Baby-boomer/veteran participation...

I would like to participate in working with other veterans of my age or younger in getting them properly acclimated again to to civilian life. This could be in the capacity of an employed position or volunteering in the Boston Massachusetts area. Many times those who carry the weight of the U.S. on their shoulders are forgotten after returning home unless they have personal connections. To many are left to deal with... more »

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(@cdvet2175)

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Veterans Preference

Amend Title 5 to allow VA to provide 10 point Veterans Preference letters to servicemembers that are separating and will be known to have compensable service-connected disabilities. Currently, servicemembers may only receive a 5 point preference when applying for a Federal job before leaving service. VA allows for servicemembers to file disability claims up to 6 month before leaving service. For those that are also... more »

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6 votes
(@wm.r.edwards)

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Realizing Potential

Why don't employees apply for new positions and instead choose to remain unchallenged? This can happen for many reasons. Ultimately I think the fix is a culture change. This would involve a commitment to not only results orientation but a continuous learning environment. In order to foster continuous learning, it must be embedded within the business strategy of a firm. An option would be pay for performance. A way... more »

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(@nancy.faber)

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Dear OPM, Citizen and fed applicants deserve better than OF 612

For goodness sake, come into the 21st century and redesign the gov't job app form to be USER FRIENDLY. AT A MINIMUM, DO THESE THINGS: 1. Acknowledge people's busy lives & allow SAVE feature so applicants can work on it when all info is available and they have snippets of time. 2. Allow enough space for text entry in all fields. Section C Item 9, Section E, Section F, Section G are currently useless. Current set-up... more »

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2 votes
(@nancy.faber)

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IMPROVE OPM RESPONSIVENESS TO CITIZENS AND FEDS: Job App OF 612

For goodness sake, come into the 21st century and redesign the gov't job app form to be USER FRIENDLY. AT A MINIMUM, DO THESE THINGS: 1. Acknowledge people's busy lives & allow SAVE feature so applicants can work on it when all info is available and they have snippets of time. 2. Allow enough space for text entry in all fields. Section C Item 9, Section E, Section F, Section G are currently useless. Current set-up... more »

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-1 votes