Data on disciplined feds no longer reported | OPM calls for annual pay rate review

19. August, 2017|president's briefing|No comments

(August 11, 2017)


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In This Briefing:  Data on disciplined feds no longer reported | OPM calls for annual pay rate review


In an effort to protect the privacy of federal employees, the Office of Personnel and Management is no longer reporting whether employees are terminated for wrong doing or poor performance.

The Office of Personnel Management is asking agencies to review the special higher rates of pay they use to ensure sufficient recruitment and retention of certain General Schedule employees in specific occupations, grades and locations.

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The Senate has confirmed the replacement of former FBI Director James Comey, who was ousted by President Trump in May.

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