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February 2016

  • OPM A Partner for Heart HealthFeb 4, 2016

    Do you have something red to wear? Friday, February 5 is National Wear Red Day, a day when wearing red raises awareness about the risks of cardiovascular disease and promotes the importance of heart health, including a lifestyle that reduces the risk of developing heart disease.

  • African American History Month: Celebrating Hallowed Memories Feb 1, 2016

    As we begin the annual celebration of African American History Month, we can all be proud of the diversity of our Federal workforce and encourage all Americans to celebrate the leaders who risked their lives to fight for equality for all Americans, regardless of race.

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January 2016

  • January 29, 2016 Operating StatusJan 28, 2016

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

  • Celebrating MentoringJan 28, 2016

    January is National Mentoring Month. Since 2010, the President has called on us to set aside time to communicate how mentoring can help us give back, support each other, and develop a world-class Federal workforce.

  • OPM Announces a FEHB Program Limited Enrollment Period for Active Federal Employees Jan 27, 2016

    OPM will administer a Limited Enrollment Period for active employees enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. This Limited Enrollment Period will run from February 1, 2016 until February 29, 2016.

  • Make a Difference as a Public ServantJan 27, 2016

    If you care about the world and want to help shape a better future for us all, there is nothing more rewarding than choosing a career in public service. You can directly contribute to keeping our country strong and safe.

  • January 28, 2016 Operating StatusJan 27, 2016

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 3 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 3 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

  • January 27, 2016 Operating StatusJan 26, 2016

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 3 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 3 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

  • January 26, 2016 Operating StatusJan 25, 2016

    FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements.

  • January 25, 2016 Operating StatusJan 24, 2016

    FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements.

  • FACT SHEET: Modernizing & Strengthening the Security & Effectiveness of Federal Background Investigations Jan 22, 2016

    Today, the Administration is announcing a series of changes to modernize and strengthen how the Federal Government performs and safeguards background investigations for its employees and contractors.

  • The Way Forward for Federal Background Investigations Jan 22, 2016

    The Government has a responsibility to determine the fitness of Federal employees, members of the Armed Forces, and contractors for the jobs they are hired into and can be trusted in the sensitive work they do on behalf of the American people each and every day. At the same time, we as leaders in Government must work diligently to protect the information these individuals give us in order to verify their readiness.

  • January 22, 2016 Operating StatusJan 21, 2016

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees, who report to their worksite, should depart 4 hours earlier than their normal departure time, but NO LATER THAN 12:00 PM, at which time FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC area are CLOSED.

  • OPM and Champlain College Alliance Announce New Information Security M.S. Degree Program Jan 20, 2016

    OPM and Champlain College Online announced today the availability of the new online Master of Science in Information Security Operations to Federal employees and their legal dependents through the Champlain College truED® alliance.

  • Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap Jan 20, 2016

    Developing and retaining the Federal cybersecurity workforce is a top priority for OPM as we work to strengthen our Federal networks and systems and safeguard critical data in one of the most important challenges of our time. But we cannot do it alone.

  • OPM Acting Director in San Antonio to Promote Veteran Employment Initiative Jan 14, 2016

    Beth Cobert, Acting Director of OPM, is in San Antonio today to discuss the successful implementation of the President’s Executive Order (EO) Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government.

  • Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian LifeJan 14, 2016

    Today I am in San Antonio talking to members of our nation’s Armed Forces and veterans about opportunities for them to continue to serve this great nation by applying for jobs in the civilian workforce.

  • A Day of Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jan 13, 2016

    On Monday, January 18, we will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a National Day of Service. As we reflect on all that Dr. King accomplished in his life, I hope we recognize his dedication to serving others and strive to follow in his footsteps. Let us remember that Dr. King not only fought boldly for equality and opportunity for all, he focused on how he could best serve all Americans.

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