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Open Government

Through this website, we will share information with you about our Open Government plans and activities and collaborate with you to make OPM a more open agency.

Through our Open Government efforts we aim to:

  • Build trust with the American people
  • Empower the public
  • Become more innovative, effective, and efficient in our work
  • Make wiser decisions
  • Foster a culture that values everyone’s contributions
  • Increase accountability
  • Track how our agency uses money

About Open Government

On December 8, 2009, the White House issued a memorandum, the Open Government Directive, requiring agencies to take immediate, specific action to achieve key milestones in transparency, participation, and collaboration.

An Open Government is one that is transparent, participatory, and collaborative. Sharing data and information, hearing and implementing ideas, and engaging in ongoing conversation with employees and the public not only increase our own accountability but also build trust with the American people. Listening and building upon ideas shared by others enables us to become more innovative, effective, and efficient in the work we do. OPM is committed to fostering an environment that values openness – openness is inherent in our organizational values and strategic plan. As a result, together we will be able to successfully reach our goals – hire the best, respect the workforce, expect the best, and honor service – to fulfill our mission: “Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People.”

For more about Open Government, please see the Open Government Initiative page on the White House website.

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