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March 2015

  • Register for OPM's 2015 Virtual HR Training ConferenceMar 24, 2015

    One of the President’s highest management priorities is to make sure that all Federal employees have access to effective training. One way that OPM and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council are working together to support this priority is by sponsoring an interactive virtual human resources training conference on April 15 and 16.

  • The President’s Council on Veterans Employment Announces Increase in Veterans Hiring in FY 2014Mar 23, 2015

    Washington, DC – In the more than five years since President Obama established the Veterans Employment Initiative, there have been steady increases each year in the percentage of veterans hired into the Federal civilian service.

  • Meeting the Needs of Women in the WorkplaceMar 19, 2015

    As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I want to highlight OPM’s commitment to ensuring that all women -- and men -- are offered the flexibilities they need to be productive, satisfied members of the Federal workforce. OPM encourages agencies to help their employees balance the needs of their lives inside and outside of work.

  • Remarks by Admiral Earl L. Gay: AHIP/OPM FEHB Carrier ConferenceMar 19, 2015

    View remarks given by Admiral Earl L. Gay, senior advisor to OPM Director Archuleta, at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)/OPM FEHB Carrier Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

  • National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations Meeting - March 18, 2015Mar 17, 2015

    The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations meeting will be held on March 18, 2015, at the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Headquarters, 80 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. This meeting is open to the public.

  • Remarks by OPM Director Katherine ArchuletaMar 16, 2015

    View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Women’s History Month event in Washington, DC.

  • Building Inclusive Diversity: More Than NumbersMar 13, 2015

    My passion for building a Federal workforce that looks like the America we serve is not just about numbers. It is about the American people benefiting from the talent, the wisdom, the experience, and the insights of people from every community in this great country. We need that diversity at every level and at every decision table.

  • Reaching out to Native American Youth in KansasMar 12, 2015

    As I work to make sure that our Federal workforce looks like the country it serves, I am dedicated to engaging Native Americans, especially Native youth.

  • OPM Releases Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) RoadmapMar 9, 2015

    OPM released the new REDI Roadmap.

  • A Look Inside the REDI RoadmapMar 9, 2015

    I’m excited to share with you today the details of OPM’s comprehensive strategy to help the Federal government attract, develop, and retain a talented, engaged, and diverse workforce. We call this effort our REDI Roadmap – our roadmap to better Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion.

  • Join Director Archuleta Today 2 p.m. (ET) for the REDI Kickoff EventMar 9, 2015

    OPM previews a new roadmap for America's Workforce. Join OPM Director Archuleta at 2 p.m. (ET) today to get a preview of OPM’s Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Roadmap--designed to make sure we are using the latest data-driven expertise, social media tools, and collaborative thinking to continue to build, develop, and retain a purpose-driven workforce now, and for years to come.

  • Mother Knows BestMar 8, 2015

    I don’t think that I am very different from other women in looking to my mother as one of the most important influences in my life. She had an especially large influence on how I developed throughout my career because of the example she set, because of how she lived her life. Her guiding principles not only shaped me, they continue to be the compass for my own family and career choices.

  • Selma: A Lasting LegacyMar 7, 2015

    As I reflect on the bravery and commitment of the Americans who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge 50 years ago, I think about how far we have come as a Federal workforce in championing the values of justice, of equality, and of fairness.

  • March 6, 2015 Operating StatusMar 6, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

  • March 5, 2015 Operating StatusMar 5, 2015

    FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements.

  • March 3, 2015 Operating StatusMar 3, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

  • March 2, 2015 Operating StatusMar 2, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

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February 2015

  • Two Feds We Are Proud to Call ColleaguesFeb 27, 2015

    As we recognize the contributions of African-Americans during Black History Month, I want to take a moment to reflect on two outstanding Federal law enforcement leaders: Omar Perez Aybar and Reginald J. France of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.

  • February 26, 2015 Operating StatusFeb 26, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

  • February 18, 2015 Operating StatusFeb 17, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

  • February 17, 2015 Operating StatusFeb 16, 2015

    FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements.

  • President's Day: Celebrating Public ServiceFeb 16, 2015

    As the nation pauses on Monday to celebrate President’s Day, I thought I’d share with you some interesting stories about the public service roles that presidents have had before reaching the White House. Public service truly was a calling for many of those who attained our nation’s highest office.

  • Another Incredible #GetCovered MobilizationFeb 14, 2015

    Today, I visited Tampa, Florida to join in the final effort to enroll people in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. During this open enrollment period, I’ve visited nine communities to talk with people about the importance of getting affordable, quality health care coverage for themselves, their families, their friends, and their neighbors.

  • Introducing the REDI RoadmapFeb 12, 2015

    Since becoming the Director of OPM 15 months ago, I have made it a priority to travel the country meeting Federal employees, educators, students, and stakeholders. I set out to learn what the agency could do to better serve its customers – the hard-working executive agencies of the Federal Government and their equally hard-working employees. I have been inspired by the stories, questions, and thoughts of the people I’ve met. These conversations inspired me and my team to create OPM’s new Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion Roadmap.

  • Notice to Agencies: Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting GuidanceFeb 12, 2015

    As part of OPM’s role as administrator of the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, OPM is providing guidance to agencies on how to report information on their employees’ access to health coverage to the IRS.

  • Only one more week to enroll in HealthCare.govFeb 6, 2015

    Tell your friends and family! As the February 15 enrollment deadline approaches, we hope you will talk to your uninsured friends and family members about HealthCare.gov and the Health Insurance Marketplace. There’s only one week left–-if every Federal employee talks to just one person about the Marketplace, millions of people will be better informed about the affordable, quality health insurance options available on HealthCare.gov.

  • Honoring African American History-Makers This MonthFeb 3, 2015

    Each February, our nation pauses to recognize the countless contributions African Americans have made throughout our history. They have helped shape the fabric of our society, our culture, and our growth as a country.

  • The First 90 Days: Four Tips for Success in a New JobFeb 2, 2015

    The first three months in a new job can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Whether you’re entering the workforce as an assistant or as a senior leader, you’ll want to make a strong first impression. It’s a time to start fresh, with new opportunities and challenges.

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January 2015

  • Prepare, Present, and ServeJan 28, 2015

    One of the things I love most about my job as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management is the variety and complexity of the work we do to serve the American people.

  • January 27, 2015 Operating StatusJan 27, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

  • January 26, 2015 Operating StatusJan 26, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

  • Three Weeks Left to #GetCoveredJan 23, 2015

    The second open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act ends on February 15. These next three weeks are critical if we are to get as many still uninsured Americans as possible signed up for quality and affordable health care.

  • January 21, 2015 Operating StatusJan 21, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

  • Honor MLK with a Day On, Not a Day Off Jan 15, 2015

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a strong believer in service to others and to our nation. That is why every January, in honor of his birthday, hundreds of thousands of Americans come together for a National Day of Service to recognize Dr. King’s life and legacy.

  • January 14, 2015 Operating StatusJan 14, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

  • January 21, 2015 National Labor-Management Council Meeting CancelledJan 13, 2015

    The meeting scheduled for January 21, 2015 has been cancelled.

  • January 12, 2015 Operating StatusJan 11, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

  • Retirement Questions? Check Out Services OnlineJan 10, 2015

    At OPM, our Retirement Services staff works hard each and every day to provide the best customer service we can to our Federal retirees and their families. I know that as tax season approaches and the new cost of living increases take effect, many of our annuitants have questions.

  • January 6, 2015 Operating StatusJan 6, 2015

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

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