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New Pathways Updates

Expanding opportunities for early career talent in the federal government

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Recent News

RELEASE: OPM Issues New Benefits Administration Letter to Promote the Integrity of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

OPM announced new actions to further promote the integrity of the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. In a Benefits Administration Letter (BAL), OPM outlined requirements for federal agencies and carriers regarding new enrollment actions that will ensure comprehensive verification and review of family member eligibility. 

RELEASE: Kiran Ahuja to Step Down as Longest Serving OPM Director in a Decade

OPM announced that Director Kiran Ahuja will depart from her role in the next several weeks. Ahuja, the longest serving director in more than ten years, leaves a lasting legacy of rebuilding the OPM workforce, championing federal workers, and supporting federal agencies. Ahuja was confirmed as the first South Asian and first Asian American woman to lead the agency.

RELEASE: OPM Issues Final Rule Updating Pathways Programs, Significantly Expands Opportunities for Early Career Talent

OPM issued a final rule on the Pathways Programs designed to significantly expand opportunities for early career talent in the federal government. The final rule is one of the most significant actions the federal government has taken since the program’s inception 14 years ago.

RELEASE: OPM Issues Final Rule to Reinforce and Clarify Protections for Nonpartisan Career Civil Service

OPM today announced a final rule that clarifies and reinforces long-standing protections and merit system principles for career civil servants.

Readout: OPM Director Kiran Ahuja Visits Houston to Tour NASA Space John Center and Deliver Remarks at the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony  

Last week, in Houston, TX, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Kiran Ahuja toured the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC); met with dedicated NASA professionals leading monumental advances in science, technology, engineering, and medicine; and engaged with NASA leadership on OPM’s ongoing partnership with the agency to modernize their astronaut application and selection process.   

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