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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 13, 2006
Contact: Kevin R. Walter
Tel: 202-606-2402

Workforce Conference to Highlight Advances in Background Investigations

The 2006 OPM Federal Workforce Conference will provide federal workforce development and security personnel with the opportunity to explore means to facilitate efficient, timely and high-quality background investigations. The Background Investigations: Securing Your Agency's Future forum will provide information on the latest in policy, products, automation initiatives and services available.

"More than any time in our history, the human resources and security communities must work together to ensure effective staffing and hiring within the federal government," said John Czajkowski, deputy associate director for Investigative Program Services in OPM's Federal Investigative Services Division. "Investigations are an integral part of the federal staffing and security process."

There are seven concentrations or "tracks" participants may choose among, with various breakout sessions falling under those concentrations. Tracks include:

· Recent initiatives/OPM investigative products and services

· Risk position designation

· National Intelligence Directive

· Suitability adjudication discussions

· Automated tools

· Bogus educational credentials, and

· Counterintelligence awareness

The 2006 OPM Federal Workforce Conference: Transformation for Results, will be held February 27 - March 2, 2006, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The annual event will feature four days of sessions and seminars focused on the major issues and initiatives facing federal managers responsible for any aspect of human capital management. For additional information, visit http://apps.opm.gov/conference/.
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Our mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve work force performance.


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