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December 2017

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November 2017

  • Federal Benefits Open Season Begins Nov 16, 2017

    The FEHB Program covers over 8.2 million employees, retirees, and their families all across the country. For 2018, there will be 262 health plan choices available, with 15 of them available nationwide. To help you find the right plan for you and your family, OPM’s website provides plan details, including costs, provider directory, services, and benefits.

  • OPM Celebrates Native American Heritage Day Nov 24, 2017

    OPM celebrates National Native American Heritage Day and recognizes the accomplishments of the people who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of what eventually became the United States. Native American Heritage Day is a civil holiday observed the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.

  • OPM releases Human Capital Business Reference Model Nov 7, 2017

    OPM has released the Federal Human Capital Business Reference Model (HCBRM), a functional tool that takes the first step toward the goal of establishing a common human resource (HR) experience for Federal employees across agencies.

  • OPM Increases the Federal Academic Alliance to 15 Colleges and Universities Nov 15, 2017

    OPM has entered into academic agreements with four additional schools bringing the total number of colleges and universities in the Federal Academic Alliance to 15.

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October 2017

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September 2017

  • National Preparedness Month Sep 7, 2017

    September is National Preparedness Month. This year's theme is: "Disasters don't plan ahead. You can." Learn how you and your family can plan ahead for disasters.

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Sep 22, 2017

    Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event Sep 26, 2017

    On November 6th and 7th, the Federal Chief Information Officers Council will host the first-ever, government-wide Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, MD.

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August 2017

  • Human Resources Flexibilities for Hurricane Harvey and its Aftermath Aug 27, 2017

    OPM reminds agencies of the wide range of Human Resources (HR) policies and flexibilities currently available to assist Federal employees affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

  • Women's Equality Day Aug 25, 2017

    Please join me in commemorating Women’s Equality Day this Saturday, August 26, 2017, which marks the 97th anniversary of national women’s suffrage. On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment of the United Sates Constitution was passed, granting women the right to vote. In 1971, 51 years later, the U.S. Congress established Women’s Equality Day.

  • Happy Labor Day! Sep 1, 2017

    Each year, on the first Monday of September, our nation comes together to recognize a Federal holiday dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, also known as Labor Day. This day has established a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the success, strength, and well-being of our country.

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September 2017

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August 2017

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July 2017

  • Honoring our American Heroes Jul 28, 2017

    This week was American Heroes week, giving us time to reflect on the true heroes of our nation. We are a country that is truly blessed to have these individuals step forward as part of their daily routines to keep us safe and preserve our way of life.

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June 2017

  • Inspire Change: Participate in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Jun 5, 2017

    From May 2 until June 22, 2017, just over a million employees across the Federal government will have the chance to participate in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). Your response is valued.

  • Pride Month is a Reminder of Our Commitment to our LGBT Federal Colleagues Jun 9, 2017

    The month of June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month). LGBT Pride Month is just one way that we can honor the struggles and achievements of the LGBT community, including the LGBT members of our Federal workforce. Please join me and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in celebrating LGBT Pride Month.

  • Transforming Human Capital Management Policy through Research, Innovation, and Analytics Jun 19, 2017

    On June 7, OPM, in conjunction with American University School of Public Affairs, hosted the 2nd Annual OPM Research Summit. The theme of the summit “Transforming Human Capital Management Policy through Research, Innovation, and Analytics” set the tone for an energy-filled, jam-packed day full of innovative ideas, conversations, and collegial debate with one main goal in mind - to identify potential ways to improve Human Capital Management Policy.

  • Work-Life Solutions for Federal Employees Jun 22, 2017

    The Federal Government offers a variety of work-life programs and flexibilities to assist agencies in promoting work-life balance for their employees. To assist agencies, OPM recently produced a series of new work-life brochures on family and dependent care, worksite health and wellness, telework, and employee assistance programs.

  • Fourth of July on the National Mall Jun 30, 2017

    For more than half a century, the National Park Service has been at the heart of the Fourth of July festivities on the National Mall – coordinating the fireworks and concert on the Mall, and co-sponsoring the National Memorial Day Parade and A Capitol Fourth, the all-star salute to American independence broadcast live from the West Lawn of the Capitol.

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May 2017

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 4, 2017

    Each May, the Federal Government recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – an opportunity to honor those Americans who can trace their ancestry to a multitude of countries in Asia, Hawaii and the Pacific Island territories, and for us to celebrate those who contribute in so many ways to the success of our Nation.

  • OPM Research Summit May 23, 2017

    OPM is partnering with American University’s School of Public Affairs to host the 2nd Annual Research Summit. This opportunity will connect academic researchers, Federal practitioners, and industry partners to share research, exchange ideas, and participate in critical conversations about ways to transform Human Capital Management Policy through research, innovation, and analytics.

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March 2017

  • March 14, 2017 Operating Status Mar 14, 2017

    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.

  • March 15, 2017 Operating Status Mar 14, 2017

    Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN.

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March 2017

  • National Women's History Month Mar 2, 2017

    Each March, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management honors Women’s History Month by recognizing the invaluable contributions of women who have inspired and shaped our Nation through civil service.

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January 2017


    OPM, along with Federal agencies across government, released its exit memo today, highlighting the accomplishments the agency delivered during the Obama Administration.

  • OPM Launches New Cyber Careers Website Jan 10, 2017

    Today, OPM launched the website. The website is a critical piece of the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy that was published in July 2016.

  • Federal Holidays and HR Flexibilities for Employees in the Washington, DC, Area during the Week of Inauguration Jan 3, 2017

    In January 2017, most Federal employees in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area will have two holidays during the week of Inauguration: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Monday, January 16), and Inauguration Day (Friday, January 20).

  • Presidential Management Fellows Program Announces Class of 2017 Finalists Jan 11, 2017

    Today, the PMF Program announced the finalists from the class of 2017. Applicants have been notified of how to check their status, and a complete list of finalists is available at Selection of finalists is based on eligibility and completed application, assessment scores, and workforce planning estimates provided by Federal agencies. Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Finalists!

  • Federal Civilian Hiring Freeze Guidance Jan 31, 2017

    OMB and OPM released Federal Civilian Hiring Freeze Guidance. This guidance also provides information on exemptions, as well as instructions on how departments and agencies can request exemptions from OPM for critical situations where additional exemptions may be warranted.

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