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Major Management Priorities and Challenges

OPM’s major management priorities and challenges are reflected in Goal 2 to transform OPM’s organizational capacity and capability to better serve as the leader in Federal human capital management.

  • Objective 2.1: Build the skills of the OPM workforce and attract skilled talent. By FY 2026, increase the percentage of OPM employees who agree that their work unit has the job-relevant knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish organizational goals by 3 percentage points.
  • Objective 2.2: Improve OPM’s relationships and standing as the human capital management thought leader. FY 2026, increase the percent of CHCOs who strongly agree that OPM treats them as a strategic partner by 23 percentage points.
  • Objective 2.3: Improve OPM’s program efficacy through comprehensive risk management and contract monitoring across the agency. By FY 2026, achieve the OMB-set target for the percentage of spending under category management.
  • Objective 2.4: Establish a sustainable funding and staffing model for OPM that better allows the agency to meet its mission. By FY 2026, increase the percentage of OPM managers who indicate that they have sufficient resources to get their jobs done by 4 percentage points.
  • Objective 2.5: Modernize OPM IT by establishing an enterprise-wide approach, eliminating fragmentation, and aligning IT investments with core mission requirements. By FY 2026, increase the percentage of software projects implementing adequate incremental development to 95 percent.
  • Objective 2.6: Promote a positive organizational culture where leadership drives an enterprise mindset, lives the OPM values, and supports employee engagement and professional growth. By FY 2026, increase OPM’s Leaders Lead Score by 3 points.

Please refer to the “Performance Budget by Strategic Goal” section of this document for the planned actions, performance measures and targets, and responsible agency officials for each management priority and challenge.

Data Validation and Verification

An assessment by the Director of OPM of the reliability and completeness of performance data is included in the agency’s Annual Performance Report, released concurrently with this Budget. The report also includes a “Data Validation and Verification” section that includes the steps OPM has taken to promote the accuracy and reliability of the data used to measure progress towards its performance goals, including an identification of the means used to verify and validate measured values, the sources of the data, and any limitations to the data.

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