What's New2015-03-31T00:00:00-04:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org://www.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/Ensuring Women Have a Seat at Every Tablehttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/31/Ensuring-Women-Have-a-Seat-at-Every-Table/2015-03-31T00:00:00-04:00I am excited today to release an insightful report on Women in Federal Service, which draws on OPM’s deep reservoir of data to shine a light on opportunities for women in Federal service. One of my top priorities as Director of OPM is to make sure women have a seat at every decision table.Register for OPM's 2015 Virtual HR Training Conferencehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/24/Register-for-OPMs-2015-Virtual-HR-Training-Conference/2015-03-24T00:00:00-04:00One of the President’s highest management priorities is to make sure that all Federal employees have access to effective training. One way that OPM and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council are working together to support this priority is by sponsoring an interactive virtual human resources training conference on April 15 and 16.The President’s Council on Veterans Employment Announces Increase in Veterans Hiring in FY 2014http://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/03/the-president’s-council-on-veterans-employment-announces-increase-in-veterans-hiring-in-fy-2014/2015-03-23T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC – In the more than five years since President Obama established the Veterans Employment Initiative, there have been steady increases each year in the percentage of veterans hired into the Federal civilian service.Meeting the Needs of Women in the Workplacehttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/19/Meeting-the-Needs-of-Women-in-the-Workplace/2015-03-19T00:00:00-04:00As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I want to highlight OPM’s commitment to ensuring that all women -- and men -- are offered the flexibilities they need to be productive, satisfied members of the Federal workforce. OPM encourages agencies to help their employees balance the needs of their lives inside and outside of work.Remarks by Admiral Earl L. Gay: AHIP/OPM FEHB Carrier Conferencehttp://www.opm.gov/news/speeches-remarks/america’s-health-insurance-plans-ahipopm-fehb-carrier-conference/2015-03-19T00:00:00-04:00View remarks given by Admiral Earl L. Gay, senior advisor to OPM Director Archuleta, at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)/OPM FEHB Carrier Conference in Arlington, Virginia.National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations Meeting - March 18, 2015http://lmrcouncil.gov/2015-03-17T00:00:00-04:00The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations meeting will be held on March 18, 2015, at the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Headquarters, 80 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. This meeting is open to the public.Remarks by OPM Director Katherine Archuletahttp://www.opm.gov/news/speeches-remarks/fbi-women’s-history-month-celebration/2015-03-16T00:00:00-04:00View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Women’s History Month event in Washington, DC.Building Inclusive Diversity: More Than Numbershttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/13/Building-Inclusive-Diversity-More-Than-Numbers/2015-03-13T00:00:00-04:00My passion for building a Federal workforce that looks like the America we serve is not just about numbers. It is about the American people benefiting from the talent, the wisdom, the experience, and the insights of people from every community in this great country. We need that diversity at every level and at every decision table.Reaching out to Native American Youth in Kansashttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/12/Reaching-out-to-Native-American-Youth-in-Kansas/2015-03-12T00:00:00-04:00As I work to make sure that our Federal workforce looks like the country it serves, I am dedicated to engaging Native Americans, especially Native youth.OPM Releases Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Roadmaphttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/03/redi-roadmap-announcement/2015-03-09T00:00:00-04:00The U.A Look Inside the REDI Roadmaphttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/9/A-Look-Inside-the-REDI-Roadmap/2015-03-09T00:00:00-04:00I’m excited to share with you today the details of OPM’s comprehensive strategy to help the Federal government attract, develop, and retain a talented, engaged, and diverse workforce. We call this effort our REDI Roadmap – our roadmap to better Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion. Join Director Archuleta Today 2 p.m. (ET) for the REDI Kickoff Eventhttp://www.opm.gov/about-us/our-director/americas-workforce/2015-03-09T00:00:00-04:00OPM previews a new roadmap for America's Workforce. Join OPM Director Archuleta at 2 p.m. (ET) today to get a preview of OPM’s Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Roadmap--designed to make sure we are using the latest data-driven expertise, social media tools, and collaborative thinking to continue to build, develop, and retain a purpose-driven workforce now, and for years to come.Mother Knows Besthttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/8/Mother-Knows-Best/2015-03-08T00:00:00-05:00I don’t think that I am very different from other women in looking to my mother as one of the most important influences in my life. She had an especially large influence on how I developed throughout my career because of the example she set, because of how she lived her life. Her guiding principles not only shaped me, they continue to be the compass for my own family and career choices.Selma: A Lasting Legacyhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/3/7/Selma-A-Lasting-Legacy/2015-03-07T00:00:00-05:00As I reflect on the bravery and commitment of the Americans who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge 50 years ago, I think about how far we have come as a Federal workforce in championing the values of justice, of equality, and of fairness.March 6, 2015 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/15/3/6/Open---2-hours-Delayed-Arrival---With-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_674/2015-03-06T03:30:00-05:00Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.March 5, 2015 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/15/3/5/Federal-Offices-are-Closed---Emergency-and-Telework-ready-Employees-Must-Follow-Their-Agencys-Policies_669/2015-03-05T03:45:00-05:00FEDERAL 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.March 3, 2015 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/15/3/3/Open-with-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_664/2015-03-03T03:32:06-05:00Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.March 2, 2015 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/15/3/2/Open---2-hours-Delayed-Arrival---With-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_660/2015-03-02T03:25:27-05:00Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.Two Feds We Are Proud to Call Colleagueshttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/2/27/Two-Feds-We-Are-Proud-to-Call-Colleagues/2015-02-27T00:00:00-05:00As we recognize the contributions of African-Americans during Black History Month, I want to take a moment to reflect on two outstanding Federal law enforcement leaders: Omar Perez Aybar and Reginald J. France of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.February 26, 2015 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/15/2/26/Open---2-hours-Delayed-Arrival---With-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_655/2015-02-26T03:30:00-05:00Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.February 18, 2015 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/15/2/17/Open-with-Option-for-Unscheduled-Leave-or-Unscheduled-Telework_650/2015-02-17T21:24:04-05:00Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.February 17, 2015 Operating Status/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/status-archives/15/2/16/Federal-Offices-are-Closed---Emergency-and-Telework-ready-Employees-Must-Follow-Their-Agencys-Policies_647/2015-02-16T21:34:45-05:00FEDERAL 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.President's Day: Celebrating Public Servicehttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/2/16/Presidents-Day-Celebrating-Public-Service/2015-02-16T00:00:00-05:00As the nation pauses on Monday to celebrate President’s Day, I thought I’d share with you some interesting stories about the public service roles that presidents have had before reaching the White House. Public service truly was a calling for many of those who attained our nation’s highest office.Another Incredible #GetCovered Mobilizationhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/2/14/Another-Incredible-GetCovered-Mobilization/2015-02-14T00:00:00-05:00Today, I visited Tampa, Florida to join in the final effort to enroll people in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. During this open enrollment period, I’ve visited nine communities to talk with people about the importance of getting affordable, quality health care coverage for themselves, their families, their friends, and their neighbors.Introducing the REDI Roadmaphttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/2/12/Introducing-the-REDI-Roadmap/2015-02-12T00:00:00-05:00Since becoming the Director of OPM 15 months ago, I have made it a priority to travel the country meeting Federal employees, educators, students, and stakeholders. I set out to learn what the agency could do to better serve its customers – the hard-working executive agencies of the Federal Government and their equally hard-working employees. I have been inspired by the stories, questions, and thoughts of the people I’ve met. These conversations inspired me and my team to create OPM’s new Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion Roadmap.