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News Release

Monday, May 10, 2010
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM and OMB to Unveil a New Federal Hiring Process

Allows government to quickly fill crucial positions and attract top talent

Washington, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will make a major announcement on Tuesday, May 11, that will detail critical steps they will take to modernize the Federal hiring process. Joining OPM Director John Berry and United States Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients (OMB) in the announcement will be Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. Representatives from the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Homeland security also will be on hand to discuss the details and implementation of this cornerstone initiative to create a Federal workforce for the 21st century.

What: Major announcement on comprehensive Federal hiring and recruitment reform

Who: OPM Director John Berry

United States Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients (OMB)

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan

When: Tuesday, May 11


Where: OPM - Campbell Auditorium

1900 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20415

Members of the media wishing to attend the event should contact OPM's office of Communications and Public Liaison at 202-606-2402. For parking inquiries, please contact Sedelta Verble at 202-369-7777. Members should expect to arrive early for processing through the security station.

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the strategic human capital partner to the federal government that is recruiting, retaining, and honoring the workforce that's landing rovers on Mars, fighting climate change and cancer, and building this country back better. OPM provides leadership and support to agencies through key issues and services-including human resource policy and oversight, federal employee benefits, and retirement services- that impact more than two million people in the federal workforce. As the nation's largest employer, the federal government is the model employer across sectors.

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