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We've released new mobile services and open data (APIs) for USAJOBS and the Washington, DC-area operating status. This release is part of our efforts to carry out the Administration's Digital Government Strategy, set to transform public-facing government services in line with 21st Century expectations.

OPM Operating Status/OPM Alert

OPM Alert is the official operating status app of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the only official OPM status app for the Washington, DC area. This free app provides a real time look at the current operating status for Federal Government offices in the Washington, DC area.

With OPM's official operating status app you can:

  • View the current and active status of Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area
  • Sign up for notifications of status changes
  • Review an archive of previous status updates
  • Get the Washington, DC-area Dismissal and Closing Procedures issued by OPM

Visit the apps store for your operating system or our OPM Alert Mobile App page.

We are also releasing a set of operating status Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that will make it easier for organizations, including federal agencies, to make full use of operating status data. For more information on this API, visit our Current Status API page. Don't know what an API is? Check out HowTo.gov.

USAJOBS for Android

USAJOBS.gov is the job site of the Federal government. Using our new Android app and improved iOS app, you can search and save job listings, receive updates on applications and job search agents and much more. Additionally, you can share what you find on USAJOBS on popular social networking sites or via email, all on your Android smartphone or tablet. Visit the apps store for your operating system or see our Mobile Apps page for more information.

To accompany the two USAJOBS apps, we are releasing another API. The USAJOBS API is intended to broaden the reach of USAJOBS to commercial job boards, mobile apps and social media outlets that are interested in receiving and promoting Federal job opportunities. We're providing the API in two formats to ensure the data is openly accessible. Users of the API will be able to receive up to 5,000 jobs per request. Find additional information, including detailed documentation,on the USAJOBS Job Opportunity Announcements (JOA) REST API page.

If you're a developer, we invite you to visit our Developer Center regularly. That's where we'll post information about new APIs.


 

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about the OpenOPM initiative, visit www.opm.gov/open.

 
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