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Postal unions blast closures plan

Postal unions continue to react in protest against the Postal Service’s announcement that it would resume closing “up to 82” network and mail processing facilities—beginning early in 2015.

OPM's online training platform hits $100 million in savings

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said that the agency's "one-stop shop" for federal human resources training—HR University—has achieved $100 million in cost savings so far across the federal government.

House panel approves FY15 budget resolution

The House Budget Committee on April 3 advanced House Republicans' fiscal year 2015 budget resolution.

Court will not hear due process case

The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to a lower court decision that denies federal employees in positions that are classified as national security "sensitive" the right to appeal their firing or demotion.

Postal group pans Ryan budget resolution

The American Postal Workers Union took a broad swipe at the postal provisions in House Republicans' fiscal 2015 budget resolution rolled out this week by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

DOD losing young science staff

Budgetary uncertainty may be causing some young members of the Defense Department's science and technology staff to look for greener pastures.

Proposal outlines new civil service framework

The Partnership for Public Service has released a new report calling for sweeping changes to the federal civil service system.

Lawmakers' federal pensions far outpace those of employees

Members of Congress fare far better in terms of federal pension benefits than do federal employees.

House Republican budget proposal debuts

House Republicans on April 1 released their budget proposal for fiscal 2015.

VA trims disability claims backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has reduced the backlog of pending disability compensation claims by 44 percent over the past year.

DOD to bolster cyber force

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the Defense Department will continue the cyber force-building work of Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, who is stepping down as head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency.

Senators want OPM to report on retirement processing

A bipartisan group of senators are calling on the director of the Office of Personnel Management to report on the agency's efforts to modernize the processing of federal worker retirement claims, and to continue to report on the progress of those modernization efforts.

AFGE repeats call for new TSA law enforcement unit

The head of the union that represents Transportation Security Administration airport screeners continued to call for creation of a new TSA law enforcement unit in testimony last week before a House panel.

Lawmakers want GAO to study federal employee morale

Three House Democrats have asked the Government Accountability Office to examine federal employee morale.