What's New2015-11-25T00:00:00-05:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://email@example.com://www.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/Giving Thanks by Helping Othershttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/11/25/Giving-Thanks-by-Helping-Others/2015-11-25T00:00:00-05:00As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with our loved ones, I want to take a moment to thank each and every Federal employee for their hard work and dedication to serving the American people. I also want them to thank them for their continued support of the Combined Federal Campaign.Meet OPM's New Senior Cyber and IT Advisorhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/11/23/Meet-OPMs-New-Senior-Cyber-and-IT-Advisor/2015-11-23T00:00:00-05:00At this critical time as OPM and its government-wide partners work to strengthen the Federal Government’s cybersecurity posture, I’m excited to once again answer the call to public service. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
Serving with Honor, Dedication, and Distinctionhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/11/10/Serving-with-Honor-Dedication-and-Distinction/2015-11-10T00:00:00-05:00On November 11, 2015 our nation will pause to honor, remember and show our gratitude to all the veterans who have served this nation with honor, dedication, and distinction. Throughout this month, as we pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed, I hope each of us will reflect on their service and sacrifice and will reach out to our nation’s veterans to say thank you.
It's Time to Review Your Federal Benefitshttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/11/9/Its-Time-to-Review-Your-Federal-Benefits/2015-11-09T00:00:00-05:00Federal benefits open season is here. Each year we encourage all employees and retirees to review their benefits and make sure that they have plans that work best for them and their families. From today through December 14, employees and retirees can review and update their health, dental, and vision choices. Eligible employees who are not currently enrolled can also select plans for the first time. Retirees not currently enrolled in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) can also select dental and vision plans for the first time during open season.Championing Native Americans in Federal Servicehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/11/6/Championing-Native-Americans-in-Federal-Service/2015-11-06T00:00:00-05:00Championing diversity and inclusion in America’s Federal workforce is critical as we recruit and develop the talent we need to serve the American people. And OPM is working to encourage and help more Native Americans to join the Federal Government.OPM Director Announces Key New Cyber Advisorhttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/11/opm-director-announces-key-new-cyber-advisor-2/2015-11-04T00:00:00-05:00WASHINGTON, D.Realizing the Vision for the White House Leadership Development Programhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/11/3/Realizing-the-Vision-for-the-White-House-Leadership-Development-Program/2015-11-03T00:00:00-05:00As part of the President’s Management Agenda, the Administration is focused on developing and unlocking the full potential of the federal workforce to drive greater effectiveness and efficiency within government and better harness taxpayer resources to spur economic growth for the American people.Celebrating a Culture of Work-Life Balance and Wellnesshttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/10/30/Celebrating-a-Culture-of-Work-Life-Balance-and-Wellness/2015-10-30T00:00:00-04:00In the Federal Government, we emphasize the importance of work-life flexibilities for attracting, empowering, and retaining a talented and productive workforce. Earlier this month – in celebration of National Work and Family Month – Acting Director Cobert issued a memo on the progress we’ve made across government to improve our use of work-life flexibilities.Building An Inclusive Workforcehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/10/26/Building-An-Inclusive-Workforce/2015-10-26T00:00:00-04:00As we conclude the month-long celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, OPM is releasing its new report on Hispanic employment in the Federal Government. The data shows that we continue to make steady progress in improving the representation of Hispanics in Federal service. The numbers also indicate that agencies that have made the recruitment and retention of Hispanics an important part of hiring and inclusion have shown more progress. Supporting Hiring Excellencehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/10/26/Building-Hiring-Excellence/2015-10-26T00:00:00-04:00Hiring is one of a manager’s most important responsibilities. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to hire many people – at the junior, mid-career, and senior levels – and over time, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to find and hire top talent.Meeting the President's Challenge to Hire People with Disabilitieshttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/10/13/Meeting-the-Presidents-Challenge-to-Hire-People-with-Disabilities/2015-10-13T00:00:00-04:00In 2010, the President laid down a challenge to his Administration: hire 100,000 people with disabilities into the Federal workforce within five years. This was one of the many ways the President has demonstrated his strong commitment to broadening career opportunities for people with disabilities, and I’m happy to report we are making steady progress toward meeting that important goal.OPM Releases Complete 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Resultshttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/10/opm-releases-complete-2015-federal-employee-viewpoint-survey-results/2015-10-06T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.OPM Releases Full FEVS Report for 2015 https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/10/6/OPM-Releases-Full-FEVS-Report-for-2015/2015-10-06T00:00:00-04:00OPM today released the complete FEVS results for 2015. The report contains the scores for the three major indices – employee engagement, overall job satisfaction, and workplace inclusion – plus lots of supporting detail from the survey and the trend lines for individual agencies over the past few years.Notifying Those Impacted by the Recent Cyber Intrusionhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/10/1/Notifying-Those-Impacted-by-the-Recent-Cyber-Intrusion/2015-10-01T00:00:00-04:00Yesterday, we began mailing notification letters to the individuals whose personal information was stolen in a malicious cyber intrusion carried out against the Federal Government. Impacted individuals will be notified by OPM via U.S. Postal Service mail. Email will not be used.Open Season for Federal Health Benefits, Dental and Visionhttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/09/fehb-press-release-92915-1/2015-09-29T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC – The U.A Presidential Fellow Tells Her Storyhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/9/29/A-Presidential-Fellow-Tells-Her-Story/2015-09-29T00:00:00-04:00This is the time of year that I recall with chagrin how I got my start in the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program. The applications were due, and I applied at the last minute, the day of the deadline. While I do not recommend that strategy, I do, without reservation, recommend the PMF program.OPM Releases Government-wide FEVS Scores and UnlockTalent.gov https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/09/fevs-press-release-92815/2015-09-28T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.Positive Trend Lines in Employee Engagement and Job Satisfactionhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/9/28/Positive-Trend-Lines-in-Employee-Engagement-and-Job-Satisfaction/2015-09-28T00:00:00-04:00The results of the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) are in and they show that employees across the Federal Government are more engaged in their workplaces and more satisfied with their jobs than they were a year ago. While there is still plenty of room for improvement, there are signs that the Administration’s focus on employee engagement is beginning to pay dividends for the workforce, and ultimately for our customers, the American people.Administration's Focus on Engagement Brings Change to HUDhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/9/24/Administrations-Focus-on-Engagement-Brings-Change-to-HUD/2015-09-24T00:00:00-04:00OPM soon will be releasing the government-wide results of the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), and I am happy to report that we are seeing some positive trends in the numbers this year, although we still have more work to do. Participation in the survey was up – the response rate was 50 percent, up from 47 percent in 2014 – and employee engagement index scores improved at most agencies. Statement by OPM Press Secretary Sam Schumach on Background Investigations Incidenthttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/09/cyber-statement-923/2015-09-23T00:00:00-04:00As part of the government’s ongoing work to notify individuals affected by the theft of background investigation records, the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense have been analyzing impacted data to verify its quality and completeness.OPM Encourages Telework During Papal Visithttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/9/21/OPM-Encourages-Telework-During-Papal-Visit/2015-09-21T00:00:00-04:00Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C. this week is expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors to the city and create traffic congestion across the region. Depending on where your office is located, this could have a significant impact on your commute.Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Monthhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/9/16/Celebrating-Hispanic-Heritage-Month/2015-09-16T00:00:00-04:00Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off this week, with the theme, Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity. As a workforce, we are better when we draw from all segments of society. Hispanics are an integral part of America’s culture and heritage, and this year’s theme encourages us to explore and celebrate that legacy. Guidance for Agencies in D.C. Area During Papal Visit https://www.chcoc.gov/content/impact-2015-visit-his-holiness-pope-francis-washington-dc-commuters2015-09-03T00:00:00-04:00OPM released guidance for agencies in the Washington, D.C. area on workplace flexibilities during the Papal visit this month. Agencies are encouraged to give employees maximum workplace flexibilities, especially telework, to alleviate road and public transportation congestion.OPM, DoD Announce Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring Contract https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/09/opm-dod-announce-identity-theft-protection-and-credit-monitoring-contract/2015-09-01T00:00:00-04:00WASHINGTON, D.Improving Hiring for our National Parkshttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/8/28/Improving-Hiring-for-our-National-Parks/2015-08-28T00:00:00-04:00One of the Office of Personnel Management’s key missions is helping agencies untie the “knots” in the hiring process, and our recent partnership with the National Park Service offers a good case study of how we do that.