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December 2014

  • On the Front Lines of the Ebola Fight Dec 30, 2014

    The 2014 Time Magazine Person of the Year is actually a group of people – brave women and men from around the world who are fighting the deadly Ebola virus. And Federal employees are right in the middle of this important battle.

  • 2015 Salary TablesDec 22, 2014

    View the 2015 Salary Tables here.

  • Whatever the Weather, OPM is ReadyDec 17, 2014

    Winter officially begins next week. As you may already know, OPM is responsible for deciding when to change the Federal government’s operating status in the Washington, D.C. area, and for getting the word out about any changes.

  • A Tribute to Our Senior LeadersDec 10, 2014

    I like to think that our Federal workforce leaders know how much we all appreciate and respect the hard work they do each and every day. But yesterday, I had the honor of hosting an event where I joined the President in making clear just how much we value the efforts of all our senior leaders.

  • Leading America's WorkforceDec 9, 2014

    Today the President honored the incredible innovation, energy, and commitment of the senior leaders of America’s Federal workforce. These public servants come from all walks of life and from every corner of America to carry on the proud tradition of dedicating their careers to serving others.

  • Remarks by OPM Director Katherine ArchuletaDec 9, 2014

    View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the Senior Leaders event, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC.

  • Making the President's Vision Come to LifeDec 3, 2014

    Four years ago, President Obama signed an Executive Order stressing the importance of hiring people with disabilities into the Federal government. He set a goal of hiring 100,000 people with disabilities. I am proud to say that we are more than halfway toward reaching that milestone.

  • If I Were 22Dec 2, 2014

    A funny thing happens when you’re 22. You dream big. You work hard. You charge forward. But you are not so sure where you are going.

  • Remarks by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta Dec 2, 2014

    View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the Human Capital Management Government training event, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Arlington, Virginia.

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November 2014

  • Attention Shoppers: Health Plans for a Healthier YouNov 28, 2014

    Today’s day-after-Thanksgiving sales kick off the holiday shopping season. But today isn’t just about shopping for the softest sweater or the hottest new toy. It’s also a great time to shop for the perfect health plan for you and your family.

  • Thanks for a Wonderful YearNov 26, 2014

    As we head into the busy holiday season, I want to take a moment to thank my OPM family and the entire Federal workforce for your incredible work, passion, and dedication to serving the American people.

  • New Ways to Think About Hiring, Managing, and LeadingNov 25, 2014

    One of our greatest challenges at OPM is to help agencies grow and develop our Federal leaders of the future. That is why I convened a series of Thought Leader talks this fall, and I’m pleased to report that the three sessions provided us with new information, inspiration, and vision to guide OPM in meeting that challenge.

  • The Best Time to Quit is NowNov 20, 2014

    By now, we’ve all heard of the Great American Smokeout. The national event, organized by the American Cancer Society, encourages Americans to make a plan to quit smoking or to make November 20 the first day of a cigarette-free life.

  • New Flexibility for Tribal Employer Participation in the FEHB ProgramNov 20, 2014

    OPM is making it easier for tribal employers to enroll their employees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.

  • Federal Benefits open season QA on Google HangoutNov 19, 2014

    Join us on Google Hangout Monday, November 24 at 11 – Noon (ET) for a live question and answer session with OPM’s subject matter experts on Federal Benefits.

  • Shining a Light on PathwaysNov 18, 2014

    Five years ago, President Obama signed an Executive Order that created Pathways, a group of internship programs that serve as a clear expression of the value the Federal government places on recruiting and retaining students and recent college graduates for public service careers. These programs are also shining examples of one of my highest priorities as Director of OPM...

  • A Digital Town Hall: On the future of America’s WorkforceNov 17, 2014

    OPM Director Katherine Archuleta had a special digital town hall on the future of America’s workforce. If you missed it, the conversation is available for viewing.

  • We are REDI for the FutureNov 14, 2014

    As I celebrate my one-year anniversary as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, I have reflected on OPM’s accomplishments over the past few months. I think about how honored I am to be a part of a team that has done so much for the American people. And today I hosted a digital town hall to talk about how OPM will continue to move America’s Workforce forward in the coming years.

  • Remarks of OPM Director Katherine ArchuletaNov 14, 2014

    View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at a Digital Town Hall event on the future of America’s Workforce, facilitated by Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop.com.

  • Learning from Our VeteransNov 11, 2014

    We all have a loved one who served in the military. Their stories teach us, inspire us, and remind us of what our country stands for. They teach us about sacrifice, about courage, and about determination. That is why Veterans Day is so important and also so personal. It’s a day to remember those who sacrificed everything to serve our great country.

  • Veterans Day Message from the U.S. Office of Personnel ManagementNov 10, 2014

    On November 11, 2014, our Nation will honor each of you, America’s Veterans, who have served so faithfully and honorably. On the day set aside for appreciation of service, observance of peace and remembrance of battle, we will pause to remember the sacrifices all of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen have made serving our nation.

  • Celebrating a Year of Accomplishment TogetherNov 10, 2014

    It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since the President of the United States gave me the best job of my life -- Director of the Office of Personnel Management. I am so grateful to my OPM family for welcoming me, for supporting me, and for working so incredibly hard to serve the American people.

  • Let Open Season Begin!Nov 7, 2014

    It is time again for Federal employees to review their health, dental, and vision plan choices to make sure they have the coverage that best meet their needs and the needs of their loved ones. The Federal benefits open season begins on Monday, November 10. Employees have until December 8 to make their choices. And the choices are many.

  • Native Americans: Vital to Our Federal FamilyNov 5, 2014

    As we take time this November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, I also want us to recognize the outstanding work that Native American Federal employees do each and every day.

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March 2014

  • Remarks of OPM Director Katherine ArchuletaMar 27, 2014

    OPM Director Katherine Archuleta gives remarks at the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Carriers Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Retirement Processing is On the MoveMar 24, 2014

    OPM is committed to the accurate and timely processing of retirement claims to Federal retirees. In recent months, we have taken steps to reduce the backlog in processing Federal employee retirement requests, addressed the needs of the Retirement Services (RS) Information Technology system and improved customer service in RS.

  • March 17, 2014 Operating StatusMar 17, 2014

    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.

  • OPM’s Strategic Plan FY2014-2018 Mar 14, 2014

    The Office of Personnel Management exists to support the men and women who serve the American people as Federal workers. Over the next four years, this strategic plan will guide the agency’s efforts to recruit, retain, and honor a world-class workforce and continue to be a model employer for the 21st Century.

  • Remarks of OPM Director Katherine ArchuletaMar 13, 2014

    OPM Director Katherine Archuleta gives remarks at the USDA’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

  • Remarks of OPM Director Katherine ArchuletaMar 11, 2014

    OPM Director Katherine Archuleta gave remarks at the Federal Managers Association’s 76th National Conference and Management Training Seminar.

  • Strategic Information Technology PlanMar 11, 2014

    The Plan provides a framework rooted in the use of human resources data throughout an HR lifecycle. It also establishes enabling, enterprise and business initiatives that define OPM’s IT efforts.

  • National Women's History MonthMar 6, 2014

    Each year, the President designates March as National Women’s History Month as one way that Americans in schools, workplaces and local communities can take the time to reflect on the accomplishments and legacies of women who have shaped our great country’s history.

  • March 4, 2014 Operating StatusMar 3, 2014

    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 3, 2014 Operating StatusMar 2, 2014

    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.

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February 2014

  • February 26, 2014 Operating StatusFeb 26, 2014

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

  • February 14, 2014 Operating StatusFeb 13, 2014

    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 13, 2014 Operating StatusFeb 12, 2014

    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.

  • February 5, 2014 Operating StatusFeb 5, 2014

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

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January 2014

  • Draft Position Classification Flysheet for Records Management Series, 0308Jan 23, 2014

    The flysheet proposes to establish an occupational series, consistently defining records management activities throughout the Federal Government. Deadline for agencies to conduct a general review of the duties covered by this draft flysheet has been extended through March 10, 2014.

  • January 22, 2014 Operating StatusJan 21, 2014

    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 21, 2014 Operating StatusJan 21, 2014

    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.

  • January 3, 2014 Operating StatusJan 2, 2014

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

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