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Work-life is the business practice of creating a flexible, supportive environment to engage employees & maximize organizational performance. Work-life programs are critical management tools for the Federal community as we strive to maintain an excellent, engaged workforce. Key work-life programs offered to Federal employees include worksite health and wellness, Employee Assistance Programs, workplace flexibilities, telework, and dependent care. When implemented according to today’s best practices, work-life programs can demonstrate significant benefits for agencies, employees, and our communities.

Our Vision

A world where people are their best at work, home, and in their communities

Our Mission

To empower Federal agencies to deliver state-of-the-art work-life programs

Our Role

OPM is responsible for fostering and guiding Governmentwide improvements of work-life programs by:

  • Assisting senior leadership and work-life coordinators in strategically setting goals, creating action plans, and conducting evaluations;
  • Consulting on policy development and successful implementation;
  • Facilitating cost-saving opportunities for partnership, collaboration, and learning;
  • Establishing Governmentwide policies, guidance, & research tools; and
  • Collecting, analyzing, and sharing Governmentwide data.

Have questions? Check out our Work/Life Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at worklife@OPM.GOV.

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