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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides Work/Life leadership to the Federal Government by partnering with Federal agencies to help them develop and manage excellent Work/Life programs that meet the needs of the Federal workforce; and providing the policies, guidance, and research tools that form the foundation of these programs.
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Office of Diversity and Inclusion A Diverse Workforce

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) examines policy options, government-wide data trends, and employee survey findings to develop comprehensive strategies to help ensure that Federal departments and agencies recruit and retain talented individuals from all communities.
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Merit Systems Oversight & Effectiveness Merit Principles

Federal personnel management should be implemented consistent with these nine merit system principles.
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Classifying General Schedule Positions

How to determine the occupational series, title, grade, and pay system for positions in the Federal Government.

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Guide to Processing Personnel Actions

OPM’s instructions on how to prepare personnel actions.

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Qualification Standards by Occupational Series

Qualification requirements for General Schedule and other occupations in the Federal Government.

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