What's New2015-10-06T00:00:00-04:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://email@example.com://www.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/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.Matching Agencies with Top Talenthttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/8/17/Matching-Agencies-with-Top-Talent/2015-08-17T00:00:00-04:00One of the many ways that the Office of Personnel Management helps agencies find the top talent they need to serve the American people is through the Presidential Management Fellows, our flagship leadership development program. Last week, we held our annual job fair that gives PMF finalists a chance to connect face-to-face with agency officials.Benefits Administration Letter (BAL) 15-305http://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/benefits-administration-letters/2015/15-305.pdf2015-08-04T00:00:00-04:00For Payroll Providers: The September 2015 Headcount is a reminder for payroll providers to submit the semiannual Headcount for the September 2015 reporting period no later than September 18, 2015.Keeping You Informed on Cybersecurityhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/7/24/Keeping-You-Informed-on-Cybersecurity/2015-07-24T00:00:00-04:00It’s been an exciting and busy first two weeks for me as the new Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. I will be regularly using this space to share the latest news about what we are doing to address one of my top priorities for OPM – our response to the recent cybersecurity incidents. OPM Announces Steps to Protect Federal Workers and Others From Cyber Threatshttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/07/opm-announces-steps-to-protect-federal-workers-and-others-from-cyber-threats/2015-07-09T00:00:00-04:00WASHINGTON, D.New Information about Background Investigation Cyberintrusionhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/7/9/New-Information-about-Background-Investigation-Cyberintrusion/2015-07-09T00:00:00-04:00Today, we at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released additional information about a recent cyber incident that affected the background investigation records of current, former, and prospective Federal employees and contractors. It is critical that all of OPM’s constituents, – most importantly – those who are directly impacted by these breaches receive information in a timely, transparent, and accurate manner. As I have said before, we take these incidents extremely seriously and, accordingly, are taking a number of steps to address both our cybersecurity and our process going forward.OPM Notifies Agencies of Temporary Suspension of E-QIP Systemhttps://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/06/opm-notifies-agencies-of-temporary-suspension-of-e-qip-system/2015-06-29T00:00:00-04:00WASHINGTON, D.Strengthening our IT Security Posturehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/6/29/Strengthening-our-IT-Security-Posture/2015-06-29T00:00:00-04:00As our team at OPM continues to work tirelessly to fortify our data systems with stronger security upgrades, I wanted to notify our Federal family that we have taken the e-QIP system offline temporarily. E-QIP is a web-based platform used to complete and submit background investigation forms.OPM's Cybersecurity Action Reporthttp://www.opm.gov/news/latest-news/announcements/2015-06-24T00:00:00-04:00OPM today published a report that summarizes the actions the agency has taken to combat cyberattacks, the efforts that are currently underway, and plans for the future to meet a critical challenge: Government and non-government entities alike are under constant attack by evolving, advanced, and persistent threats and criminal actors. These adversaries are sophisticated, well-funded, and focused. For that reason, efforts to combat them and improve Federal IT and data security must be constantly improving as well. Read the Cyber report.How OPM is Tackling Cybercrimehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2015/6/23/How-OPM-is-Tackling-Cybercrime2015-06-23T00:00:00-04:00As we at OPM and our partners across government work quickly to investigate the nature and scope of the cyberattacks that invaded our network and systems, I want to make sure that our Federal employee family knows that I continue to work each and every day to make sure that the data OPM is entrusted with protecting is secure now and for the future. New Frequently Asked Questions on Cybersecurityhttp://www.opm.gov/news/latest-news/announcements/2015-06-18T00:00:00-04:00During the ongoing investigation of the intrusions into OPM’s computer networks, the agency is updating its Frequently Asked Questions feature as new information becomes available. We are also making updates as new questions come to us from the agencies, Federal employee labor unions, the Chief Human Capital Officers, Federal employees and other interested parties. We hope to deliver the information you need, as quickly as possible.Update on Cybersecurity Incidentshttp://www.opm.gov/news/latest-news/announcements/2015-06-15T00:00:00-04:00In the course of the ongoing investigation into the cyber intrusion that compromised personnel records of current and former Federal employees (announced June 4), we discovered that additional OPM systems were compromised. These systems contain information related to background investigations. OPM, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are working as part of an ongoing investigation to determine the number of people affected by this separate intrusion. OPM will notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised as soon as practicable.