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unscheduled leave

During emergency situations, OPM at times issues delay/unscheduled leave. However, some components of my agency have flextime, meaning we can arrive at any time from 6-9:30am and leave 8 hours later. When delayed opening is issued, OPM has effectively canceled flextime and it has created traffic jams getting into work and leaving work. I suggest that OPM exempt from delayed opening those who have flextime.

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Remove Copyright from LRP Publications

LRP Publications have created some outstanding products and applications such as CyberFEDS, Smart Answers for Federal Managers, Federal Personnel Guide, .etc.

 

All of the materials and applications from LRP are copyrighted.

 

Recommend OPM work with LRP Publications to remove the copyright requirements and make LRP products available to every Federal Employee and Manager.

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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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Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...

FED should allow employees to buy disability insurance

I am a Fed employee and I had to take unpaid leave last year after having a C-section. There is no paid maternity leave for Fed employees. The Fed also does not offer it's employees short term disability insurance for these types of things. But here's the real shocker: we are not allowed to buy short term disability from other providers. Companies like AFLAC are not allowed to sell short term disability policies to... more »

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Develop an OpenOPM Social Strategy

Disruptive Technologies: A Holistic, Pragmatic Approach

New technologies are emerging at a faster pace than Agencies can swallow. The rate of obsolescence outpaces the rate of change.

Despite the new technology flood, Agencies lack a strategy to on-board these disruptions. As a result, they often react, flounder, or simply ignore them.

We can solve these problems in four major areas of practice:

Leadership... more »

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