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Monday, January 29, 2007
Contact: Office of Communications
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OPM Receives 2007 National Optimas Award

Washington, DC - The Office of Personnel Management has been awarded the "2007 Optimas Award for Service." The award was given for OPM's innovations in combining technology and human services solutions.

Workforce Management, a leading business publication for workforce management and human resources professionals, named OPM as one of its 2007 Optimas Award winners.

Director Springer said, "President George W. Bush has made improvement in the management of human resources through e-Government a priority, and this award is an acknowledgement of our team's dedication to achieving the President's goals. The beneficiaries are the American people."

Now in its 17th year, the Optimas Awards are presented to companies across the globe in recognition of workforce management initiatives that directly improve business results. 

The "Service Award," one of ten categories, is presented to workforce management leaders who have developed a program to help another constituency within the organization meet its business goals.

Norm Enger, Director of  Human Resources Line of Business (HRLOB) Office of e-Government Initiatives (HRLOB) said, "From the beginning, the HRLOB was envisioned to be more than an information technology project. The objective was to define the entire HR life cycle and define a model that included both technology and services solutions. This vision would have significant impact on policy making and implementation at the Federal government and agency level."

"The 2007 Optimas Awards winners demonstrate the positive bottom-line results that come from superior workforce management," said Todd Johnson, publisher of Workforce Management. "These organizations embody the ethics, efficient practices and creative inspiration that directly impacts and enhances business results."

The Optimas Award winners will be spotlighted in the March 26 issue of Workforce Management magazine.

Now in its 85th year, Workforce Management magazine is one of the oldest and one of the largest continuously published business magazines in the United States.

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OPM leads and serves the Federal Government in enterprise human resources management by delivering policies and services to achieve a trusted, effective civilian workforce. By Empowering Excellence in Government through Great People, we provide leadership and support to U.S. agencies on issues including human resources policy and oversight, background investigations, federal employee benefits, retirement services, guidance on labor-management relations, and programs to improve workforce performance. For more information, visit or follow OPM on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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