What's New2015-05-26T00:00:00-04:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org://www.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/Innovation in Training at OPMhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/26/Innovation-in-Training-at-OPM/2015-05-26T00:00:00-04:00At OPM, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to provide meaningful training opportunities for the Federal workforce. When we decided to offer our first-ever Virtual HR Training Conference, the idea was to give employees a great opportunity for learning that was also affordable in today’s tight budgets.An Admiral's Call to Actionhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/21/An-Admirals-Call-to-Action/2015-05-21T00:00:00-04:00As we celebrate Memorial Day with family and friends, I’d like to take this opportunity to pause and remember those who have fallen in service to their country. During my 33 years in the United States Navy, I lost friends and comrades. So this day serves as a special reminder to me that we honor their memories through our own service to our country.OPM's Lab Leading Government Innovationhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/21/OPMs-Lab-Leading-Government-Innovation/2015-05-21T00:00:00-04:00Our Federal workforce is talented, passionate, and creative. To harness this spirit of ingenuity, we created the Lab@OPM to help agencies translate the creativity of their employees into innovative action. A recent project with Food and Nutrition Services at the United States Department of Agriculture shows how the Lab@OPM can bring fresh ideas to life.Engaging Leaders in the City by the Bayhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/18/Engaging-Leaders-in-the-City-by-the-Bay/2015-05-18T00:00:00-04:00I was honored to take part in a roundtable discussion with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders while visiting San Francisco this past week. As I mentioned earlier this month, AAPI Heritage Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate the growing AAPI population in the United States. Inspiring New Talent in Washington Statehttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/15/Inspiring-New-Talent-in-Washington-State/2015-05-15T00:00:00-04:00During my visit to the West Coast this week, I had the pleasure of speaking with the attendees of OPM’s Federal Internships and Career Expo in Seattle. This event was the first of its kind. I’m thrilled that OPM was able to co-host the expo with the Federal Executive Board and the University of Washington. OPM Announces Rollout of 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveyhttp://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/05/fevs-launch-2015-1/2015-05-14T00:00:00-04:00WASHINGTON, DC – The U.Four Reasons to Take the Surveyhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/14/Four-Reasons-to-Take-the-Survey/2015-05-14T00:00:00-04:00Real change in the workplace comes from the bottom up. Each employee has important feedback to give and now is the time for your voice to be heard. The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey provides senior leaders and managers with data that shows what works well and what needs to be improved within each agency.
Continuing the Celebration of Servicehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/8/Continuing-the-Celebration-of-Service/2015-05-08T00:00:00-04:00As one of my favorite weeks of the year comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on how we honored our incredible Federal employees through Public Service Recognition Week. One of my goals as OPM Director is to make sure we recognize our Federal workforce each and every day. Remarks by OPM Director Katherine Archuletahttp://www.opm.gov/news/speeches-remarks/fapac-civilian-award-dinner/2015-05-07T00:00:00-04:00View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Civilian Awards Dinner.Celebrating America's Workforcehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/4/Celebrating-Americas-Workforce/2015-05-04T00:00:00-04:00Federal service is public service. That’s easy to forget sometimes because so much of what Federal employees do goes on behind the scenes. But America’s workforce affects every American every day.Let's Celebrate AAPI Month in Mayhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/2/Lets-Celebrate-AAPI-Month-in-May/2015-05-02T00:00:00-04:00From Japan to India to Samoa, and from Indonesia to Hawaii, Asian American and Pacific Islanders represent the diversity and traditions that enrich our collective cultural and political heritage. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and this year’s theme is APA Everywhere.Prepare-A-Thon 2015https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/1/Prepare-A-Thon-2015/2015-05-01T00:00:00-04:00Be prepared. That may sound like an overused slogan. But as OPM Director, it is my job to make sure that our Federal workforce is fully prepared to continue to serve the American people even during an emergency, whether it’s a man-made or a natural disaster.The Incredible Generosity of the Federal Workforcehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/5/1/The-Incredible-Generosity-of-the-Federal-Workforce/2015-05-01T00:00:00-04:00Child adoptions. Free mammograms. Disaster relief. Food donations. These are just a few of the many efforts that are supported by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) program because of the generosity of Federal employees.Federal Green Challengehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/4/29/Federal-Green-Challenge/2015-04-29T00:00:00-04:00I celebrated Earth Day last week by talking about my love for our national parks. Here at OPM, we know how vital it is to protect our environment each and every day. So I am proud to share that the Environmental Protection Agency has chosen the Office of Personnel Management as a recipient of a Federal Green Challenge Award for our dramatic reduction of water consumption at OPM headquarters in Washington, D.C.How Do You #HonorTheOath?https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/4/27/How-Do-You-HonorTheOath/2015-04-27T00:00:00-04:00As the celebration of Public Service Recognition Week quickly approaches, I’d like to tell you about an exciting opportunity for you to connect with fellow Federal employees that could possibly land you a spot next to me on the field at Nationals Park!Honoring Women Veteranshttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/4/23/Honoring-Women-Veterans/2015-04-23T00:00:00-04:00It’s inspiring to see that after serving their country nobly in the armed forces, so many women and men veterans choose to continue working for the American people through Federal civil service. The President has made increasing the hiring of veterans, and particularly women veterans, a top priority
Sharing My Favorite Place on Earth (Day)https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/4/22/Sharing-My-Favorite-Place-on-Earth-Day/2015-04-22T00:00:00-04:00Some of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders can be found in our great nation. From the majestic Niagara Falls in New York to the Florida Everglades to the stunning glaciers of Alaska, our country is full of natural treasures.Agreement between OPM and Champlain College Expands Affordable Learning Opportunities for Federal Employees and Their Familieshttp://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/04/champlain-press-release/2015-04-20T00:00:00-04:00WASHINGTON, DC - The U.A New Educational Alliancehttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/4/20/A-New-Educational-Alliance/2015-04-20T00:00:00-04:00We know from OPM’s research that Federal employees are well educated and many hold multiple college and university degrees. They love to learn and often don’t consider their educations complete just because they work for the Federal Government. That is why I am excited to announce a new educational partnership for our workforce.A Workplace Flexibilities Guide for Working Familieshttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/4/16/A-Workplace-Flexibilities-Guide-for-Working-Families/2015-04-16T00:00:00-04:00In his memorandum for modernizing Federal leave, the President wrote, “Men and women both need time to care for their families and should have access to workplace flexibilities that help them succeed at work and at home.Leave the Way You Came Inhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/4/11/Leave-the-Way-You-Came-In/2015-04-11T00:00:00-04:00Rarely do we stay in the same job for our entire careers. A cornerstone of career development is finding new challenges that will give us new skills, new experiences. So it’s inevitable that, at some point, you will have to tell your boss that it’s time for you to move on. As you prepare to have that conversation, I have one key piece of advice I hope you’ll take to heart – leave your job the way you came in.
Register Today! OPM’s 2015 Virtual HR Training Conferencehttps://leadership.opm.gov/programs.aspx?c=2022015-04-09T00:00:00-04:00Last day to register is Friday, April 10. This interactive virtual human resources training conference is April 15 and 16. The conference’s theme is REDI for the Future. REDI stands for Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion. The conference features more than 40 sessions in tracks that break down the essential core competencies HR professionals need. Any federal HR Specialist, federal manager or federal employee can attend. Register today!Ensuring Women Have a Seat at Every Tablehttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/31/Ensuring-Women-Have-a-Seat-at-Every-Table/2015-03-31T00:00:00-04:00I am excited today to release an insightful report on Women in Federal Service, which draws on OPM’s deep reservoir of data to shine a light on opportunities for women in Federal service. One of my top priorities as Director of OPM is to make sure women have a seat at every decision table.Register for OPM's 2015 Virtual HR Training Conferencehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/24/Register-for-OPMs-2015-Virtual-HR-Training-Conference/2015-03-24T00:00:00-04:00One 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 2014http://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/03/the-presidents-council-on-veterans-employment-announces-increase-in-veterans-hiring-in-fy-2014/2015-03-23T00:00:00-04:00Washington, 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.