What's New2016-02-04T00:00:00-05:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://email@example.com://www.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/OPM A Partner for Heart Healthhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/2/4/OPM-A-Partner-for-Heart-Health/2016-02-04T00:00:00-05:00Do 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 https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/2/1/African-American-History-Month-Celebrating-Hallowed-Memories/2016-02-01T00:00:00-05:00As 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. January 29, 2016 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/16/1/28/Open-with-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_715/2016-01-28T21:20:00-05:00Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.Celebrating Mentoringhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/1/28/Celebrating-Mentoring/2016-01-28T00:00:00-05:00January 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 https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/01/opm-announces-a-fehb-program-limited-enrollment-period-for-active-federal-employees/2016-01-27T00:00:00-05:00WASHINGTON, DC – The U.Make a Difference as a Public Servanthttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/1/27/Make-a-Difference-as-a-Public-Servant/2016-01-27T00:00:00-05:00If 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 Statushttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/16/1/27/Open---3-hours-Delayed-Arrival---With-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_710/2016-01-27T00:00:00-05:00Federal 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 Statushttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/16/1/26/Open---3-hours-Delayed-Arrival---With-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_703/2016-01-26T00:00:00-05:00Federal 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 Statushttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/16/1/25/Federal-Offices-are-Closed---Emergency-and-Telework-ready-Employees-Must-Follow-Their-Agencys-Policies_698/2016-01-25T00:00:00-05:00FEDERAL 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 Statushttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/16/1/24/Federal-Offices-are-Closed---Emergency-and-Telework-ready-Employees-Must-Follow-Their-Agencys-Policies_692/2016-01-24T00:00:00-05:00FEDERAL 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 https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/01/fact-sheet-modernizing-strengthening-the-security-effectiveness-of-federal-background-investigations/2016-01-22T00:00:00-05:00Today, 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 https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/1/22/The-Way-Forward-for-Federal-Background-Investigations/2016-01-22T00:00:00-05:00The 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 Statushttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/16/1/21/Open---with-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework-4-hours-Staggered-Early-Departure---Employees-Must-Depart-No-Later-Than-1200-PM-at-W_681/2016-01-21T00:00:00-05:00Federal 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 https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/01/opm-and-champlain-college-alliance/2016-01-20T00:00:00-05:00WASHINGTON, DC — JANUARY 19, 2016 — The U.Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/1/20/Closing-the-Cybersecurity-Skills-Gap/2016-01-20T00:00:00-05:00Developing 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 https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/01/opm-acting-director-in-san-antonio-to-promote-veteran-employment-initiative/2016-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Beth Cobert, Acting Director of the U.Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Lifehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/1/14/Helping-Veterans-Transition-to-Civilian-Life/2016-01-14T00:00:00-05:00Today 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 http://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/1/13/A-Day-of-Service-in-Honor-of-Dr-Martin-Luther-King/2016-01-13T00:00:00-05:00On 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.CFC Campaign Winding Downhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/12/29/CFC-Campaign-Winding-Down/2015-12-29T00:00:00-05:00On this final week of the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign, I want to thank Federal employees all across the government for their generous contributions and campaign pledges, and urge those who have not yet contributed to please consider making a donation.Happy Holidays https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/12/23/Happy-Holidays/2015-12-23T00:00:00-05:00Every day, Federal workers across this great country serve the American people in so many ways. They guard our borders, respond to natural disasters, protect our civil rights, and deliver benefits to citizens of all ages- from children to retirees. FEHB Open Season Closes With a Record Number of Transactions Processedhttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/12/fehb-open-season-closes-with-a-record-number-of-transactions-proceed/2015-12-22T00:00:00-05:00Washington, DC – With the closing of this year’s Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Open Season, the U.Behind the Scenes: Changing the Operating Statushttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/12/16/Behind-the-Scenes-Changing-the-Operating-Status/2015-12-16T00:00:00-05:00This is the time of year when winter weather can make for a difficult commute, so Federal employees and the public in the Washington, D.C. area look to OPM’s website, mobile app , and social media platforms to check whether we’ve made a change in the operating status.Unlocking the Full Potential of America's Federal Workforce https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/12/15/Unlocking-the-Full-Potential-of-Americas-Federal-Workforce/2015-12-15T00:00:00-05:00In his December 2014 address to Federal Senior Executives, President Obama said, “We need the best and brightest of the coming generations to serve. Those of us who believe government can and must be a force for good…we’ve got to work hard to make sure that government works.” Today, the President took executive action to attract, develop and retain the best talent needed to continue moving the Government forward in the 21st Century.Want to Work in Space? USAJOBS Can Help https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/12/14/Want-to-Work-in-Space-USAJOBS-Can-Help/2015-12-14T00:00:00-05:00Have you ever dreamed about going to Mars? Want to spend some time on the International Space Station? With USAJOBS, OPM is helping NASA find the next generation of future astronauts.OPM Completes Initial Mailing of Notification Letters to Individuals Impacted by the Theft of Background Investigation Recordshttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/12/opm-completes-initial-mailing-of-notification-letters-to-individuals-impacted-by-the-theft-of-background-investigation-records/2015-12-11T00:00:00-05:00WASHINGTON, DC – The U.