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Federal Paid Administrative Leave: Additional Guidance Needed to Improve OPM Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Headlines

Describes paid administrative leave policies at selected federal agencies, the number of federal employees granted such leave, the reasons for such leave, and the record keeping.  Picked up by newspapers as major unreported use of taxpayer funds.  From the Government Accountability Office


Sexual Orientation and the Federal Workplace: Policy and Perception

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Examines federal employee perceptions of workplace treatment based on sexual orientation, reviews how federal workplace protections from sexual orientation discrimination evolved, and seeks to determine if further action is warranted.  From the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board


Preserving Access to the Legal System: A Practical Guide to Providing Employees with Adequate Information about Their Rights under Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and Regulations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

A compilation of practices and ideas for how federal agencies should inform their employees about equal employment opportunities and rights in an electronic age.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part II: Work Force Statistics, Fiscal Year 2011

Provides statistical information about the diversity of the federal work force including race and ethnicity data and pay level.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part 1: EEO Complaints Processing Fiscal Year 2012

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Presents a summary of equal employment opportunity program activities of 71 federal agencies and statistics on the number and outcome of complaints about employment discrimination directed against agencies.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


United Nations: Key Compensation Elements Should be Reviewed to Address Costs and Sustainability

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,United Nations

Examines similarities between UN and U.S. government salaries and benefits and examines UN efforts to address concerns about the sustainability of total compensation costs.  From the Government Accountability Office


Reduction in Face-to-Face Services at the Social Security Administration: Summary of Committee Staff Investigation

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Retirement/Social Security

Criticizes the Social Security Administration for criteria used for deciding on office closures and reduction of services to general public in the wake of budget cuts.  From the Senate Special Committee on Aging


Federal Workforce Statistics Sources

Categories: Govt Personnel,Statistics

Describes online tools, reports, and data compilations of the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management that contain statistics about federal employees and the federal workforce.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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