What's New2013-12-10T03:50:00-05:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org://www.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/December 10, 2013 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/13/12/10/Federal-Offices-are-Closed---Emergency-and-Telework-ready-Employees-Must-Follow-Their-Agencys-Policies_565/2013-12-10T03:50:00-05:00FEDERAL 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.December 9, 2013 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/13/12/9/Open---2-hours-Delayed-Arrival---With-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_559/2013-12-09T03:30:00-05:00Federal 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.2013 Dismissal and Closure Procedures/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/notices/2013-12-05T00:00:00-05:00OPM updates federal employees in the Washington, DC area on the 2013 Dismissal and Closure Procedures. November 26, 2013 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/current-status/2013-11-25T00:00:00-05:00Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.OPM Releases 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Governmentwide Results/news/releases/2013/11/opm-releases-2013-federal-employee-viewpoint-survey-governmentwide-results/2013-11-08T00:00:00-05:00The U.Veterans Day 2013http://www.fedshirevets.gov/pdf/VeteransDayDirectorLetter2013.pdf2013-11-08T00:00:00-05:00Message from OPM Director Katherine ArchuletaKatherine Archuleta Sworn-In as 10th Director of the Office of Personnel Management/news/releases/2013/11/katherine-archuleta-sworn-in-as-10th-director-of-the-office-of-personnel-management/2013-11-04T00:00:00-05:00Earlier this morning, Katherine Archuleta was sworn-in as the 10th Director of the U.OPM Announces Increase in Percentage of Veterans Hired for the Federal Executive Branch/news/releases/2013/10/opm-announces-increase-in-percentage-of-veterans-hired-for-the-federal-executive-branch/2013-10-30T00:00:00-04:00The U.Message from the President /news/latest-news/announcements/messagefrompresident.pdf?nocache=12013-10-18T00:00:00-04:00President Obama sends a letter to Federal employees welcoming them back to work following the government shutdown and thanking them all for their service.October 17, 2013 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/current-status/2013-10-17T00:00:00-04:00Open. Employees are expected to return for work on their next regularly scheduled work day (Thursday, October 17th for most employees), absent other instructions from their employing agencies.Status of OPM's Websites Due to a Lapse in Appropriations/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/furlough-guidance/tabs/shutdown-furlough/2013-10-01T00:00:00-04:00As a result of furloughs due to a lapse in appropriations, OPM’s websites and main (USOPM) social media channels may not be updated until employees return.Message from the President/news/latest-news/announcements/messagefrompresident-october1.pdf2013-10-01T00:00:00-04:00Message to the dedicated and hard-working employees of the United States Government. OPM Announces 2014 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Premium Rates/news/releases/2013/09/fehb-rates-announcement/2013-09-24T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC – The U.2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)/combined-federal-campaign/2013-09-18T00:00:00-04:00In a tradition going back over 50 years, Federal workers proudly support their communities with charitable contributions through the CFC, and we look forward to their continued support throughout the 2013 campaign season.Retirement Applications Monthly Progress/about-us/budget-performance/strategic-plans/retirement-processing-status.pdf2013-09-05T00:00:00-04:00View our monthly progress on how our team is progressing with processing Retirement applications.OPM Issues Proposed Rule Which Details How Members of Congress and Congressional Staff will be Insured through the Health Insurance Exchanges/news/releases/2013/08/opm-issues-proposed-rule-which-details-how-members-of-congress-and-congressional-staff-will-be-insured-through-the-health-insurance-exchanges/2013-08-07T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC - The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued a proposed rule to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that Members of Congress and congressional staff employed by the official office of a Member of Congress choose health plans offered through Health Insurance Exchanges (also called Marketplaces).Notice for Same-sex Marriage Survivor Annuitieshttp://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/08/02/2013-18665/civil-service-retirement-system-and-federal-employees-retirement-system-opportunity-for-annuitants2013-08-02T00:00:00-04:00Notice of a 2-year opportunity for annuitants who are in legal same-sex marriages to elect survivor annuities for their spouses under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS).FEDVIP Carrier Letter on Coverage of Same-Sex Spouses/healthcare-insurance/dental-vision/carriers/letters/2013-01.pdf2013-07-03T00:00:00-04:00New Carrier Letter for all carriers in the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program on the coverage of same-sex spouses of married Federal employees and annuitants. FEHB Program Carrier Letter on Coverage of Same-Sex Spouses/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/carriers/2013/2013-20.pdf2013-07-03T00:00:00-04:00New Carrier Letter for all carriers in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program on the coverage of same-sex spouses of married Federal employees and annuitants. Benefits Administration Letter on Coverage of Same-Sex Spouses/retirement-services/publications-forms/benefits-administration-letters/2013/13-203.pdf2013-07-03T00:00:00-04:00New Benefits Administration Letter for Federal agencies on the extension of insurance benefits to same-sex spouses of married Federal employees and annuitants. Guidance on the Extension of Benefits to Married Gay and Lesbian Federal Employees, Annuitants, and http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=57002013-06-28T00:00:00-04:00OPM can offer the following guidance regarding specific employee benefits for legally married same-sex spouses that may be of particular interest.Statement by Acting Director Elaine Kaplan on the Supreme Court Decision in United States v. Windsor /news/releases/2013/06/statement-by-acting-director-elaine-kaplan-on-the-supreme-court-decision-in-united-states-v-windsor/2013-06-26T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC – “Today’s historic decision by the Supreme Court that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional is a much welcome development in the continuing quest to ensure equal treatment under the law to all Americans.Memo to Agency Heads on Implementation of DOMA Casehttp://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=5693 2013-06-26T00:00:00-04:00There are numerous benefits that are affected by the Supreme Court’s decision. OPM will be issuing additional information covering a broader range of issues in the coming days.OPM Selects Vendors for Dental and Vision Benefits Program/news/releases/2013/06/opm-selects-vendors-for-dental-and-vision-benefits-program/2013-06-21T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC – Yesterday, the U.June 13, 2013 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/13/6/13/Open-with-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_527/2013-06-13T00:00:00-04:00Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.