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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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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 OPM.gov or follow OPM on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


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