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The Office of the Executive Secretariat (OES) is responsible for the administrative management and support for the Office of the Director and other executive offices. Responsibilities include coordination and review of agency correspondence, policy and program proposals, regulations and legislation. The OES also manages the agency’s international affairs program coordinating meetings and the transfer of information between OPM officials and foreign delegations. The organization is composed of the following subcomponents:
The OES correspondence management team receives and processes all letters, memorandums, and official requests that are sent to the Office of the Director by Federal agencies or the general public. In addition, the team oversees the routing and clearance of any correspondence, documents, personnel actions or reports that must be reviewed, approved, or signed by the Director’s Office. The team also handles all approval, archiving, and routing tasks in OPM’s Document Management System for senior OD staff.
For general inquiries, please contact 202-606-1000*.
Mailing Address: 1900 E Street, NW, Room 5450 Washington, DC 20415
The OES Regulatory Affairs unit is responsible for the review and editing of all OPM regulations and notices that require Federal Register publication. Regulatory Affairs also provides support to OPM’s program offices in the drafting stage of regulations, and coordinates with the Office of the Federal Register once a new regulation is fully approved and ready for publishing. Additionally, the unit acts as OPM’s liaison with the Office of Management and Budget when draft regulations are ready for the interagency review process. Twice each year, Regulatory Affairs reviews and assembles OPM’s submission for the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is a report that publishes a listing of every regulatory and deregulatory action that Federal agencies are drafting or considering for publication in the coming year.
For regulatory inquiries please contact Stephen Hickman at Stephen.Hickman@opm.gov or 202-606-1973.
International Affairs supports and coordinates all international activities of OPM.
International Delegation Visits – OPM arranges delegation meetings for countries around the world. Delegations come to OPM seeking to understand the Personnel system of the Federal Government. Foreign visitors ask to learn from OPM subject matter experts about, for example, Federal policy on recruitment and hiring, training and development, pay and leave policies, and executive leadership. Speakers and topics vary, depending on what the group requests. Delegations that do not speak fluent English will bring an interpreter. The knowledge and understanding of the international visitors varies from novice who want a general overview to those seeking an interactive dialogue and to learn best practices. It is a special opportunity to teach others about OPM’s core values and the merit system principles that OPM employees strive to preserve in representing the Federal Government.
To schedule a meeting OPM’s point of contact is Jill Feldman at Jill.Feldman@opm.gov or (202) 606-5099. Please include the following information in your request:
Country Name of Government Agency Point of Contact Name, Title, Address, and Email Number of Visitors Proposed Date of Meeting Topics of Interest
Passport Information for OPM Employees - We provide assistance in processing passports for official government travel. Passport forms to obtain a new passport or renewal are provided on the Department of State website:
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Our office also assists employees with visas and country clearances for official travel abroad.
The Resource Management Office (RMO) is responsible for providing direction and oversight, as well as acting as a liaison and point of contact for various financial, procurement, information technology, human resources, and other administrative functions for the Executive Offices of the Director which include, Congressional, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs; Office of Communications; Chief Human Capital Officer’s Council; Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Equal Employment Opportunity; White House Fellows; Office of the General Counsel; Security, Suitability & Credentialing Line of Business; and Federal Prevailing Rate Commission.
* Hearing impaired users may utilize the Federal Relay Service by dialing 1-800-877-8339** to reach a Communications Assistant (CA). The CA will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between a standard (voice) telephone user and text telephone (TTY) user.
** Visiting the Federal Relay Service website will provide access to additional Toll-Free and Toll Access Numbers.