News on Jobs and Careers from Federal Daily

Officials: 'Balance' key to DOD budget proposal

Officials at a Defense Department briefing March 4 offered insights into the rationale behind some of the decisions that shaped the department's fiscal 2015 budget proposal.

OPM leader responds to PMF program concern

The head of the Office of Personnel Management has officially responded to a plea by a group of Presidential Management Fellows seeking an expansion of the deadline to be offered a job by the federal government.

Many Presidential Management Fellows don't land a job

A group of Presidential Management Fellows—alumni and current finalists—have organized a campaign to extend the deadline to receive a job opportunity in the federal government.

Postal reassignments on hold in wake of postponed consolidations

The U.S. Postal Service notified the American Postal Workers Union that reassignment of postal employees related to proposed Area Mail Processing consolidations has been placed on “indefinite hold.

Half of feds would seek greener pastures in private sector

About half of federal employees would consider seeking work outside of government, according to the results of a new survey.

Air Force civilians get new career tool

The Air Force has launched a new online professional development tool for its civilian employees.

Union campaign to emphasize key role of federal employees

The National Treasury Employees Union this week launched a yearlong media campaign to highlight the "direction connection between the work of federal employees and the quality of life in America."

Companies commit to hiring 100,000 vets

First Lady Michelle Obama this week said that more than 100 construction industry firms have signed onto a national initiative to hire more than 100,000 military veterans over the next five years.

USPS posts losses; postal reform bill advances

While the U.S. Postal Service reported some improvements in its overall financial picture in the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, it nonetheless finished the quarter with a net loss of $354 million.

New tool helps vets sort through GI Bill educational benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs this week launched an online tool to help service members, veterans and eligible family members calculate and learn about Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits.