What's New2016-08-22T00:00:00-04:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org://www.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/Is Going Back to School for You? https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/8/22/Is-Going-Back-to-School-for-You/2016-08-22T00:00:00-04:00The summer is flying by. Youngsters have begun picking out their new notebooks and backpacks as they get ready to go back to school. This may be a good time for Federal employees to consider going back to the classroom to enhance their knowledge and skills.Employee Engagement On the Movehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/8/15/Employee-Engagement-On-the-Move/2016-08-15T00:00:00-04:00One of any leader’s most important responsibilities is to engage his or her workforce. When your employees don’t work in the same building as you do, creating an engaged workforce can seem even more challenging. As more and more of our colleagues telework or work remotely, it’s even more important that we find ways to make them fully included partners in the work we do every day.OPM Announces New Chief Information Officerhttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/08/opm-announces-new-chief-information-officer-5/2016-08-09T00:00:00-04:00WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.Newly Established Leave Policy Gives Disabled Veterans More Time to Address Medical Issueshttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/08/newly-established-leave-policy-gives-disabled-veterans-more-time-to-address-medical-issues-1/2016-08-04T00:00:00-04:00WASHINGTON, DC – The U.Remarks by Acting OPM Director Beth Coberthttp://www.opm.gov/news/speeches-remarks/dia-intelligence-information-systems-conference/2016-08-02T00:00:00-04:00View remarks given by OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert at the DIA Intelligence Information Systems Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.Tips for Beating the Heathttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/7/22/Tips-for-Beating-the-Heat/2016-07-22T00:00:00-04:00The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have teamed up to remind all of us, including agencies and employees across government about what they can do to protect all Federal workers during potentially dangerous heat waves.FSAFEDS Program in Transitionhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/7/21/FSAFEDS-Program-in-Transition/2016-07-21T00:00:00-04:00As a part of a system-wide upgrade to the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) website, the site will be in transition from July 30 through September 1. Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforcehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/7/12/Strengthening-the-Federal-Cybersecurity-Workforce/2016-07-12T00:00:00-04:00Every day, Federal departments and agencies face sophisticated and persistent cyber threats that pose strategic, economic, and security challenges to our Nation. Addressing these cyber threats has required a bold reassessment of the way we approach security in the digital age and a significant investment in critical security tools and our cybersecurity workforce.Saint Mary’s University and Office of Personnel Management form Federal Employee Education Alliancehttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/07/saint-mary’s-university-and-office-of-personnel-management-form-federal-employee-educational-alliance/2016-07-06T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC -- Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and the U.Federal Workers Celebrate Independence Day by Serving their Nationhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/6/30/Federal-Workers-Celebrate-Independence-Day-by-Serving-their-Nation/2016-06-30T00:00:00-04:00Each year, Americans celebrate Independence Day with parties, fireworks, parades, and concerts. But not all Americans will be grilling out with family and friends. Federal workers across the country will be hard at work on Monday, serving in a multitude of ways.OPM Welcomes New Director of Diversity and Inclusion https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/06/opm-welcomes-new-director-of-diversity-and-inclusion/2016-06-29T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC – U.Important News About Your FSAFEDS Accounthttps://www.fsafeds.com/GEM/BulletinBoard/GetClientBulletinBoardById?ClientBulletinBoardId=452016-06-24T00:00:00-04:00On Thursday, September 1, 2016, the FSAFEDS program will transition administration from ADP to WageWorks. You will continue to use the same toll-free phone number, toll-free fax number, and website (www.FSAFEDS.com) to manage your account once WageWorks assumes administration. Read more about the claims submission blackout period. Bringing Together HR Staff and Hiring Managers to Attract America's Top Talenthttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/6/23/Bringing-Together-HR-Staff-and-Hiring-Managers-to-Attract-Americas-Top-Talent/2016-06-23T00:00:00-04:00The Office of Personnel Management and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, and the Presidential Personnel Office launched the Hiring Excellence Campaign, an effort to improve the way we recruit new talent to Federal service.Landmark Summit Highlights Federal Women's Accomplishments https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/6/20/Landmark-Summit-Highlights-Federal-Womens-Accomplishments/2016-06-20T00:00:00-04:00Last week, thousands of Americans came together in Washington, D.C. for the first ever United State of Women conference, a day-long celebration of what women have achieved and conversation about the important work we still need to do to reach gender quality.The Importance of Pride Month Has Never Been More Clear https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/6/15/The-Importance-of-Pride-Month-Has-Never-Been-More-Clear/2016-06-15T00:00:00-04:00As the nation’s largest employer, the Federal Government sets an example and tone for all other employers, an example that reinforces the fact that employment discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation or gender identity is simply unacceptable.Federal employees eligible for tuition reduction through Penn State World Campushttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/06/federal-employees-eligible-for-tuition-reduction-through-penn-state-world-campus/2016-06-14T00:00:00-04:00Through a new agreement, 1.More Guidance on the Impact of the Metro SafeTrack Project on Washington, DC, Area Federal Employeeshttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/notices/2016-06-03T00:00:00-04:00The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issues additional guidance to agencies on the use of alternative work schedules during the Metro SafeTrack Project. OPM will continue to issue guidance to assist agencies throughout the SafeTrack project.Inspiring Change through Employee Engagementhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/6/3/Inspiring-Change-through-Employee-Engagement/2016-06-03T00:00:00-04:00The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is one of the most important tools we have in government. It provides us with a tremendous amount of data on the experiences and views of Federal employees.Impact of the Metro SafeTrack Project on Washington, DC, Area Federal Employeeshttps://www.chcoc.gov/content/impact-metro-safetrack-project-washington-dc-area-federal-employees2016-06-01T00:00:00-04:00The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released a memorandum to heads of executive departments and agencies regarding the impact of the Metro SafeTrack project on Washington, DC, area Federal employees. OPM recommends agencies review their policies and procedures on the use of workplace flexibilities during the SafeTrack project to help mitigate commuting disruptions.
Make your voice heard: Complete the FEVShttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/5/31/Make-your-voice-heard-Complete-the-FEVS/2016-05-31T00:00:00-04:00Each year, OPM’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) gives Federal employees across government the opportunity to confidentially tell their supervisors and managers what works well and what needs improvement when it comes to their agency, their specific job and their work environment. Many of you have received an email at your agency email address inviting you to participate in this voluntary, confidential survey. Now is the time for you to express your opinions.A Living Legacy for One of America's Fallen Heroeshttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/5/26/A-Living-Legacy-for-One-of-Americas-Fallen-Heroes/2016-05-26T00:00:00-04:00With Memorial Day weekend upon us, Americans will be firing up their grills and shopping for a good sale. But let’s not forget what this holiday is truly about. It’s not about launching the summer season or even thanking our heroic veterans for their service to America. Memorial Day is a somber day of remembrance for the 1.8 million Americans who have given their lives in defense of this country.Central Michigan University to offer discounted tuition for Federal employeeshttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/05/central-michigan-university-to-offer-discounted-tuition-for-federal-employees/2016-05-24T00:00:00-04:00A new agreement between Central Michigan University (CMU) and the U.Recognizing OPM's Leadership in Energy Efficiencyhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/5/24/Recognizing-OPMs-Leadership-in-Energy-Efficiency/2016-05-24T00:00:00-04:00Last month we celebrated the forty-seventh annual Earth Day – a day for celebrating the world around us and raising awareness for the many environmental issues that need our attention in order to have a clean, healthy world.Celebrating the Diversity of Asian Americans and Pacific Islandershttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/5/17/Celebrating-the-Diversity-of-Asian-Americans-and-Pacific-Islanders/2016-05-17T00:00:00-04:00May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month and is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the vast contributions AAPI communities make to both our nation and as part of the Federal workforce that serves the American people.Thank You Feds For All You Dohttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2016/5/11/Thank-You-Feds-For-All-You-Do2016-05-11T00:00:00-04:00Last week was another great Public Service Recognition Week. Together, we took time to reflect on the great work our Federal workforce does every day. I am continually impressed by the dedication and commitment our two million-strong Federal workforce has to serving the American people.