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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 27, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Announces the COVID-19 Surge Response Program

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (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.

The COVID-19 Surge Response Program will use Open Opportunities, a governmentwide platform that offers professional development opportunities to current federal employees. The platform provides a centralized location where federal agencies can post details, microdetails, and/or temporary rotational assignments.

"The COVID-19 Surge Response Program will allow agencies to quickly realign their workforce so they can better accomplish their mission for the American people. Dedicated civil servants will be able to go to one place and apply for a mission-critical position to support the public during this National Emergency," said Acting Director Michael Rigas.

All COVID-19 guidance issued by OPM is available at opm.gov/coronavirus.

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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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