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At the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) we are using this tool to reach out to our stakeholders in a new way. We want to hear from you about how we can better serve you, whether you’re a member of the general public, an advocate for good government, or an employee of OPM or another agency. Please comment here on our Open Government Plan and help us with new, concrete ideas on how to make OPM better. Please visit us here and at often.

OPM welcomes comments and questions from the public. We respect the principle that people are entitled to different opinions and hope to foster conversation within our online presence. To that end, we do not premoderate users' comments on our website or social media pages. This means that users' comments are automatically published, but they may be removed by an OPM official if the comment:

  • Contains obscene, indecent, or profane language;
  • Contains threats, defamatory statements, or personal attacks;
  • Encourages illegal activity;
  • Contains hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability;
  • Contains sensitive or personally identifiable information; and/or
  • Promotes or endorses specific commercial services or products

In addition, OPM may remove content, including comments, that has become stale. We also reserve the right to remove multiple successive off-topic posts by a single user, repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users, spam, or chain mail.

Note that the views expressed on this page, the appearance of external links posted by individuals on this page, and following, liking, or reposting of posts or tweets does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the Office of Personnel Management or the Federal Government. OPM is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from any comments posted on this page. This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, complaint, legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

Thank you for your comments on OPM's Open Government Plan. We hope you’ll continue to offer your ideas about and critiques of the plan and its implementation as we go forward with revising it and translating it into action.

Last week, we submitted a self-evaluation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). We reformatted the document for the Web and hope you’ll give it a look. We encourage you to use the comment section of this post to tell us what you think.

We expect to receive evaluations from OMB and at least one public interest group. In the meantime, we’re focusing on writing our charter and forming the many groups described in the Governance and Sustainability section of the plan.

We’re also redesigning our OpenOPM portal to provide a better user experience. If you have any ideas on how to improve the site, please share those as well.

Thanks again for your interest. We look forward to hearing your ideas about our plan and how to make OPM a more open agency!

We are very excited about the opportunity to dialog with you our stakeholders – employees, unions, the public, academia, other agencies, and non-profit organizations – to create a more transparent, participatory, and collaborative Government.

Through our OpenOPM portal (, we fully expect to receive some innovative ideas from our stakeholders that will improve our business processes to better serve the American public.

While this particular plan focuses on the Flagship Initiative, to bring collaboration and knowledge management tools to OPM, many aspects of Human Resource functionality are subjects that need innovation and improvement.

We welcome your ideas and will forward them to the appropriate office within the agency for proper consideration and inclusion in our internal policies and procedures going forward.

Thanks for visiting us.



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