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November 2020

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October 2020

  • OPM Announces 2021 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums Oct 14, 2020

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today that for plan year 2021, the average total premiums for current non-Postal employees and retirees enrolled in plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will increase 3.6 percent. This year’s increase is lower than last year’s increase.

  • OPM Authorizes Leave Transfer Program for Feds Affected by 2020 California Wildfires Oct 8, 2020

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has authorized the use of an emergency leave transfer program (ELTP) for Federal employees adversely affected by the 2020 California Wildfires.

  • OPM Authorizes Leave Transfer Program for Feds Affected by Hurricane Laura Oct 8, 2020

     WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has authorized the use of an emergency leave transfer program (ELTP) for Federal employees adversely affected by Hurricane Laura. After coordinating with Federal agencies to assess the impact on employees adversely affected by Hurricane Laura, OPM, in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has determined that the establishment of an ELTP is warranted.

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September 2020

  • OPM Launches the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2021 Application Sep 30, 2020

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has opened applications for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2021. The program, now in its 43rd year, has provided a pathway to the Federal service for more than 10,000 individuals.

  • OPM Issues Suggested 2020 Election Flexibilities for Federal Workers Sep 29, 2020

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released today a memorandum providing agencies with information on the Federal Government’s longstanding policy to grant employees limited time off from work to vote in Federal, State, county, or municipal elections.

  • OPM Kicks off 2020 Combined Federal Campaign Sep 21, 2020

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces the launch of the 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) with Director of the Peace Corps Josephine Olsen, Ph.D., serving as the 2020 National Honorary Chairperson. This will be Director Olsen’s third time serving as CFC’s Honorary Chairperson.

  • OPM Launches 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Sep 14, 2020

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) launched today the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), a questionnaire that measures Federal employees’ perceptions of conditions in their agencies.

  • USA Staffing Onboarding Wins 2020 Igniting Innovation Award Sep 3, 2020

    OP) announces that their Human Resources Solutions’ USA Staffing® Onboarding platform is the winner of the 2020 Igniting Innovation Awards, hosted by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC).

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August 2020

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June 2020

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April 2020

  • OPM Announces Nationwide Special Solicitation Apr 23, 2020

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) will conduct a nationwide special solicitation to support charities serving and affected by COVID-19. This special solicitation will run through June 30.

  • Remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing Apr 19, 2020

    Today, we ask federal employees everywhere to take a moment to pause in remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. On this day we honor the memory of the 168 victims, including 19 children, who perished. The vast majority of the victims were Federal employees, who lost their lives while serving our country. We remember the heroic efforts of the first responders and recall the survivors whose lives were forever changed. We also acknowledge the Federal Protective Service, whose work ensures the safety of our federal workplaces every day, and their collaboration with our Federal Executive Boards, who play a key role in emergency preparedness and communication across federal agencies which proved so important during the response and recovery to this event.

  • OPM Updates USAJOBS to Respond to COVID-19 Apr 6, 2020

    OPM announced it has updated USAJOBS to help Federal agencies meet critical hiring requirements in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.

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March 2020

  • OPM Announces the COVID-19 Surge Response Program Mar 27, 2020

    OPM announces the creation of the COVID-19 Surge Response Program in response to the declared National Emergency. Under this program, agencies will be able to post rotational opportunities for federal employees to support the COVID-19 response.

  • NEWS: OPM Issues Flexibility to the VA to Combat COVID-19 Mar 20, 2020

    OPM has delegated authority to the VA to issue dual compensation reduction waivers, enabling the VA to quickly reemploy retired subject matter experts and deploy them to where they are needed most to combat COVID-19.

  • OPM Partners with NASA to Evaluate, Select Next Class Astronauts Mar 2, 2020

    OPM in partnership with NASA, announced the release of new online application and assessment tools that will streamline the astronaut selection process for future explorers under the Artemis lunar exploration program and beyond.

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February 2020

  • OPM Issues Updated Time-to-Hire Guidance Feb 25, 2020

    OPM issued updated reporting requirements for the annual Time-to-Hire (T2H) submissions. The new requirements will better account for all the innovative hiring strategies that agencies have been implementing.

  • OPM Releases Highlights of 2019 FEHB Plan Performance Assessment Feb 18, 2020

    OPM released its annual Plan Performance Assessment (PPA) report on the overall performance of health insurance carriers in the FEHB Program. The PPA measures FEHB Carriers on Clinical Quality, Customer Service and Resource Use.

  • OPM Sends 2020 FEHB Call Letter to Carriers Feb 11, 2020

    OPM has sent out the annual FEHB Call Letter to carriers. The Call Letter describes OPM’s policy goals and initiatives for the next plan year. It highlights ongoing policy goals, new initiatives, and negotiation objectives for the FEHB Program.

  • NEWS: OPM Issues Further Coronavirus Guidance to Agencies Feb 7, 2020

    OPM has released additional guidance to assist agencies and employees in responding to any concerns about exposure to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

  • NEWS: OPM Reminds Agencies of Guidance for 2020 Census Feb 6, 2020

    OPM is issuing a Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies as a reminder to agencies that current employees may be able to accept employment with the Census Bureau during the 2020 census taking.

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January 2020

  • OPM Director Cabaniss Visits Boyers Site Jan 22, 2020

    BOYERS, Pa. - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Dale Cabaniss visited OPM employees in Boyers, Pa., marking her first visit to meet OPM employees outside the Washington, D.C., area during her first four months as Director of OPM.

  • OPM Publishes CBA Database Online Jan 9, 2020

    OPM announced the release of the collective bargaining agreements database available on its website in accordance with President Trump’s Executive Order on Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining.

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