What's New2014-11-20T00:00:00-05:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://email@example.com://www1.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/The Best Time to Quit is Nowhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/20/The-Best-Time-to-Quit-is-Now/2014-11-20T00:00:00-05:00By now, we’ve all heard of the Great American Smokeout. The national event, organized by the American Cancer Society, encourages Americans to make a plan to quit smoking or to make November 20 the first day of a cigarette-free life.New Flexibility for Tribal Employer Participation in the FEHB Program/healthcare-insurance/tribal-employers/2014-11-20T00:00:00-05:00OPM is making it easier for tribal employers to enroll their employees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program.Federal Benefits open season QA on Google Hangout/healthcare-insurance/open-season/2014-11-19T00:00:00-05:00Join us on Google Hangout Monday, November 24 at 11 – Noon (ET) for a live question and answer session with OPM’s subject matter experts on Federal Benefits.Shining a Light on Pathwayshttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/18/Shining-a-Light-on-Pathways/2014-11-18T00:00:00-05:00Five years ago, President Obama signed an Executive Order that created Pathways, a group of internship programs that serve as a clear expression of the value the Federal government places on recruiting and retaining students and recent college graduates for public service careers. These programs are also shining examples of one of my highest priorities as Director of OPM...A Digital Town Hall: On the future of America’s Workforce/about-us/our-director/americas-workforce/2014-11-17T00:00:00-05:00OPM Director Katherine Archuleta had a special digital town hall on the future of America’s workforce. If you missed it, the conversation is available for viewing.We are REDI for the Futurehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/14/We-are-REDI-for-the-Future/2014-11-14T00:00:00-05:00As I celebrate my one-year anniversary as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, I have reflected on OPM’s accomplishments over the past few months. I think about how honored I am to be a part of a team that has done so much for the American people. And today I hosted a digital town hall to talk about how OPM will continue to move America’s Workforce forward in the coming years.Remarks of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta/news/speeches-remarks/digital-town-hall-event/2014-11-14T00:00:00-05:00View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at a Digital Town Hall event on the future of America’s Workforce, facilitated by Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop.com.Learning from Our Veteranshttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/11/Learning-from-Our-Veterans/2014-11-11T00:00:00-05:00We all have a loved one who served in the military. Their stories teach us, inspire us, and remind us of what our country stands for. They teach us about sacrifice, about courage, and about determination. That is why Veterans Day is so important and also so personal. It’s a day to remember those who sacrificed everything to serve our great country.
Veterans Day Message from the U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/veteransday/index.aspx2014-11-10T00:00:00-05:00On November 11, 2014, our Nation will honor each of you, America’s Veterans, who have served so faithfully and honorably. On the day set aside for appreciation of service, observance of peace and remembrance of battle, we will pause to remember the sacrifices all of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen have made serving our nation.
Celebrating a Year of Accomplishment Togetherhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/10/Celebrating-a-Year-of-Accomplishment-Together/2014-11-10T00:00:00-05:00It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since the President of the United States gave me the best job of my life -- Director of the Office of Personnel Management. I am so grateful to my OPM family for welcoming me, for supporting me, and for working so incredibly hard to serve the American people.Let Open Season Begin!http://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/7/Let-Open-Season-Begin/2014-11-07T00:00:00-05:00It is time again for Federal employees to review their health, dental, and vision plan choices to make sure they have the coverage that best meet their needs and the needs of their loved ones. The Federal benefits open season begins on Monday, November 10. Employees have until December 8 to make their choices. And the choices are many.Native Americans: Vital to Our Federal Familyhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/11/5/Native-Americans-Vital-to-Our-Federal-Family/2014-11-05T00:00:00-05:00As we take time this November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, I also want us to recognize the outstanding work that Native American Federal employees do each and every day. New Report Highlights FEVS Findings Many Federal Workers Improve Education Levels as They Serve/news/releases/2014/10/new-report-highlights-fevs-findings-many-federal-workers-improve-education-levels-as-they-serve/2014-10-31T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.OPM Releases 2014 Government-wide FEVS Results /news/releases/2014/10/opm-releases-2014-government-wide-fevs-results/2014-10-24T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.OPM Issues Guidance to Support President’s Action Plan to Get Long-Term Unemployed Americans Back to Work/news/releases/2014/10/opm-issues-guidance-to-support-president’s-action-plan-to-get-long-term-unemployed-americans-back-to-work/2014-10-15T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.Keeping Our Federal Workforce Healthy this Flu Season and Beyondhttp://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=64552014-10-15T00:00:00-04:00The flu season is quickly approaching. Unfortunately, Americans lose as many as 17 million workdays each year to influenza-related illness. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza.Data is Driving STEM Recruitmenthttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/10/9/Data-is-Driving-STEM-Recruitment/2014-10-09T00:00:00-04:00On Wednesday, the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building became a showcase for the Office of Personnel Management’s initiative to attract the best talent in science, technology engineering and math to Federal service.First of Series of OPM FEVS Results Reports Takes a Look at Millennials in the Federal Government /news/releases/2014/10/first-of-series-of-opm-fevs-results-reports-takes-a-look-at-millennials-in-the-federal-government/2014-10-08T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.OPM Announces 2015 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Premium Rates/news/releases/2014/10/opm-announces-2015-federal-employees-health-benefits-program-premium-rates/2014-10-07T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC – The U.Advisory; Press Call with OPM Director Archuleta: Report on Millennials in the Federal Government/news/releases/2014/10/advisory-press-call-with-opm-director-archuleta-report-on-millennials-in-the-federal-government/2014-10-07T00:00:00-04:00Washington, D.Meet Hilda Reyeshttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/10/6/Meet-Hilda-Reyes/2014-10-06T00:00:00-04:00Federal employees are diverse. They represent every nationality, ethnicity, and faith. They reflect the great mosaic of the American people they serve. As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month and throughout the year, I will be highlighting some of these employees to illustrate just how powerful that diversity can be.Be a Presidential Management Fellowhttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/9/29/Be-a-Presidential-Management-Fellow/2014-09-29T00:00:00-04:00The much anticipated application period for the Presidential Management Fellows program is about to open. Beginning this Wednesday, October 1, through October 15, students or recent graduates of advanced degree programs can apply to be Presidential management fellows.Rewarding Innovation, Leadership and Servicehttps://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/9/24/Rewarding-Innovation-Leadership-and-Service2014-09-24T00:00:00-04:00It’s always exciting when the great work by our OPM team gets recognized. Our Human Resource Solutions division – the group that provides high quality human capital services, support, and training for so many of our Federal partners – and our Senior Executive Services and Performance Management division – the group that manages the overall Federal executive personnel program – were recently singled out by four organizations for their outstanding efforts.
Shaping the Future of Federal Leadershiphttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/9/23/Shaping-the-Future-of-Federal-Leadership/2014-09-23T00:00:00-04:00As I work with the President to build a world-class Federal management team, I have launched an important series of meetings that we are calling Thought Leader Talks. The three-part series is bringing together inspired and innovative leaders from a wide array of sectors.A Legacy of Accomplishment and Service http://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/9/19/A-Legacy-of-Accomplishment-and-Service/2014-09-19T00:00:00-04:00Until October 15, we are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Latino community has given us so many traditions, so much culture and history, and also countless achievements, particularly when it comes to serving our great country.