What's New2014-12-17T00:00:00-05:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org://www.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/Whatever the Weather, OPM is Readyhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/12/17/Whatever-the-Weather-OPM-is-Ready/2014-12-17T00:00:00-05:00Winter 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 Leadershttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/12/10/A-Tribute-to-Our-Senior-Leaders2014-12-10T00:00:00-05:00I 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 Workforcehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/12/9/Leading-Americas-Workforce/2014-12-09T00:00:00-05:00Today 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 Archuleta/news/speeches-remarks/senior-leaders-event/2014-12-09T00:00:00-05:00View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the Senior Leaders event, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC.Making the President's Vision Come to Lifehttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/12/3/Making-the-Presidents-Vision-Come-to-Life/2014-12-03T00:00:00-05:00Four 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 22http://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/12/2/If-I-Were-22/2014-12-02T00:00:00-05:00A 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 /news/speeches-remarks/human-capital-management-government/2014-12-02T00:00:00-05:00View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the Human Capital Management Government training event, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Arlington, Virginia.Attention Shoppers: Health Plans for a Healthier Youhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/28/Attention-Shoppers-Health-Plans-for-a-Healthier-You/2014-11-28T00:00:00-05:00Today’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 Yearhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/26/Thanks-for-a-Wonderful-Year/2014-11-26T00:00:00-05:00As 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 Leadinghttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/25/New-Ways-to-Think-About-Hiring-Managing-and-Leading/2014-11-25T00:00:00-05:00One 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 Nowhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/20/The-Best-Time-to-Quit-is-Now/2014-11-20T00:00:00-05:00By 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 Program/healthcare-insurance/tribal-employers/2014-11-20T00:00:00-05:00OPM 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 Hangout/healthcare-insurance/open-season/2014-11-19T00:00:00-05:00Join 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 Pathwayshttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/18/Shining-a-Light-on-Pathways/2014-11-18T00:00:00-05:00Five 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 Workforce/about-us/our-director/americas-workforce/2014-11-17T00:00:00-05:00OPM 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 Futurehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/14/We-are-REDI-for-the-Future/2014-11-14T00:00:00-05:00As 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 Archuleta/news/speeches-remarks/digital-town-hall-event/2014-11-14T00:00:00-05:00View 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 Veteranshttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/11/Learning-from-Our-Veterans/2014-11-11T00:00:00-05:00We 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 Managementhttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/veteransday/index.aspx2014-11-10T00:00:00-05:00On 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 Togetherhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/10/Celebrating-a-Year-of-Accomplishment-Together/2014-11-10T00:00:00-05:00It’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!http://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/7/Let-Open-Season-Begin/2014-11-07T00:00:00-05:00It 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 Familyhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/5/Native-Americans-Vital-to-Our-Federal-Family/2014-11-05T00:00:00-05:00As 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. New Report Highlights FEVS Findings Many Federal Workers Improve Education Levels as They Serve/news/releases/2014/10/new-report-highlights-fevs-findings-many-federal-workers-improve-education-levels-as-they-serve/2014-10-31T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.OPM Releases 2014 Government-wide FEVS Results /news/releases/2014/10/opm-releases-2014-government-wide-fevs-results/2014-10-24T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.OPM Issues Guidance to Support President’s Action Plan to Get Long-Term Unemployed Americans Back to Work/news/releases/2014/10/opm-issues-guidance-to-support-president’s-action-plan-to-get-long-term-unemployed-americans-back-to-work/2014-10-15T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.