What's New2014-08-01T00:00:00-04:00U.S. Office of Personnel Managementhttp://email@example.com://www1.opm.gov/rss/whats-new/SBA Gives OPM an 'A'https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/8/1/SBA-Gives-OPM-an-A/2014-08-01T00:00:00-04:00I want to share some good news. OPM has been recognized by the Small Business Administration with a rating of “A+” on its Small Business Scorecard for its success in contracting with small businesses. This is the first year OPM has received an “A+” score.Remarks of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta/news/speeches-remarks/blacks-in-government-national-training-instituteclosing-plenary/2014-07-31T00:00:00-04:00View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the Blacks in Government National Training Institute/Closing Plenary in Las Vegas, Nevada.Remarks of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta/news/speeches-remarks/national-gay-and-lesbian-chamber-of-commerce/2014-07-31T00:00:00-04:00View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, Nevada.OPM strongly recommends telework & other workplace flexibilities August 5-6 in the Washington DC Areahttp://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/worklife/news/2014/7/opm-strongly-recommends-telework-other-workplace-flexibilities-august-5-6-in-the-washington-dc-area/2014-07-28T00:00:00-04:00On Monday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 6, 2014, President Obama will welcome leaders from across the African continent to Washington, DC, for the 2014 United States-Africa Leaders Summit (Summit).Remarks of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta/news/speeches-remarks/next-generation-of-government-training-summit/2014-07-25T00:00:00-04:00View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the Next Generation of Government Training Summit in Arlington, Virginia.A Day in the Life: Matthew and Meganhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/7/25/A-Day-in-the-Life-Matthew-and-Megan/2014-07-25T00:00:00-04:00Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes is a great way to really learn what they do every day, and how we can make their lives better. I joined the President’s “Day in the Life” effort. Throughout the summer, senior administrators are traveling the country speaking with -- and learning from -- the people we work for every day.
2014 Sustainability/Energy Scorecard/sustainability/2014-scorecard.pdf2014-07-25T00:00:00-04:00The Sustainability and Energy Scorecard, issued annually by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), rates agency performance in achieving Federal environmental goals. In FY 2013, OPM made progress in each goal area, including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, building energy intensity, water intensity, and fleet petroleum.A Present on the ADA's Birthdayhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/7/21/A-Present-on-the-ADAs-Birthday/2014-07-21T00:00:00-04:00This Saturday, July 26, marks the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a day for us to celebrate the tremendous contributions of people with disabilities to our country.OPM Releases UnlockTalent.gov Dashboard/news/releases/2014/07/opm-releases-unlocktalentgov-dashboard/2014-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Washington, DC - The U.Federally Employed Women Leadership Summit/news/speeches-remarks/federally-employed-women-leadership-summit/2014-07-11T00:00:00-04:00Hello women in Federal Government! What a great event. Congratulations Federally Employed Women on 45 years of providing excellent leadership training for women. I am so happy to be here to help you celebrate.Continuing the Work of our Founding Fathershttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/7/3/Continuing-the-Work-of-our-Founding-Fathers/2014-07-03T00:00:00-04:00We all love to celebrate the Fourth of July. It is, after all, the birthday of our country. We grill, watch fireworks, and spend quality time with family and friends – what isn’t there to love? But as we celebrate the holiday and the gift of independence that our Founding Fathers gave us, I want to reflect for a moment on the gifts Americans have given us throughout history and continue to gift us every day.
Our Plan Behind the People and Culture Pillar of the President's Management Agendahttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/6/30/Our-Plan-Behind-the-People-and-Culture-Pillar-of-the-Presidents-Management-Agenda/2014-06-30T00:00:00-04:00From Katherine Archuleta, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Jonathan McBride, Director of the Presidential Personnel Office. Through his Management Agenda, President Obama is committed to delivering a smarter, more innovative and more accountable government for the American people.
Millennials: Let's Talkhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/6/27/Millennials-Lets-Talk/2014-06-27T00:00:00-04:00It’s no secret that we need more millennials in the Federal government. Currently only 7% of the workforce is under the age of 30. And this sought-after demographic is a constant topic of the national conversation – their habits, their vices, their skills. But instead of talking about them, I want to talk to them.Inspiration at the Working Families Summithttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/6/24/Inspiration-at-the-Working-Families-Summit/2014-06-24T00:00:00-04:00I was honored to speak at the White House Summit on Working Families. The conference, co-hosted by the Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress, brought together business and labor leaders, economists, policy makers, advocates and everyday citizens to discuss policy solutions that can make a real difference in the lives of working families and ensure America’s global competitiveness in the coming decades.Knocking Out Hunger as a Federal Familyhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/6/16/Knocking-Out-Hunger-as-a-Federal-Family/2014-06-16T00:00:00-04:00Feds Feed Families has begun! Since 2009, Federal employees have joined together in the summer months to stock food pantries in communities across the country. My Brother's Keeper: A Call to Actionhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/6/13/My-Brothers-Keeper-A-Call-to-Action/2014-06-13T00:00:00-04:00On May 30, 2014, President Obama called on Americans from all walks of life to get involved in My Brother’s Keeper by signing a pledge to become long-term mentors to young people. Recruiting: Albuquerque Stylehttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/6/12/Recruiting-Albuquerque-Style/2014-06-12T00:00:00-04:00OPM Director Katherine Archuleta joins the Society of American Indian Government Employees at its annual training program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Remarks of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta/news/speeches-remarks/society-of-american-indian-government-employees-1/2014-06-11T00:00:00-04:00View remarks given by OPM Director Katherine Archuleta at the 2014 Society of American Indian Government Employees’ 11th Annual National Training Program.
Time is Running Out to Take the Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveyhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/6/10/Time-is-Running-Out-to-Take-the-Federal-Employee-Viewpoint-Survey/2014-06-10T00:00:00-04:00Calling all Federal employees: Have you taken the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey? The FEVS, which OPM administers, is a powerful management tool that helps your senior leaders and managers drive change at your agency. The data we get from your responses tells us what is working and what we can do better.
PRESS CALL: Director Archuleta to discuss 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey/news/releases/2014/06/press-call-director-archuleta-to-discuss-2014-federal-employee-viewpoint-survey/2014-06-09T00:00:00-04:00Washington, DC – As we reach the final days to complete the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), U.Celebrating LGBT Pride Monthhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/6/6/Celebrating-LGBT-Pride-Month/2014-06-06T00:00:00-04:00June is LGBT Pride Month. One of the best ways to celebrate this community is by making sure that its members have the same rights and benefits as the rest of our Federal family.Remarks of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta/news/speeches-remarks/aagen-leadership-development-workshop/2014-06-05T00:00:00-04:00OPM Director Katherine Archuleta gives remarks at the Asian American Government Executives Network Leadership Development Workshop in Arlington, Virginia.Welcoming New Citizens http://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/5/28/Welcoming-New-Citizens/2014-05-28T00:00:00-04:00Among the many great honors I have had as Director of the Office of Personnel Management is being able to welcome our country’s newest citizens. I had that pleasure again this past weekend when I spoke to 1,206 new Americans in San Francisco.Honor Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day https://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/5/23/Honor-Fallen-Heroes-this-Memorial-Day/2014-05-23T00:00:00-04:00As we get ready to commemorate Memorial Day weekend and enjoy the first outdoor celebration of the season, I hope all of us will take a moment to reflect on the meaning of this holiday: to remember the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to the United States as members of the armed forces.
Sharing with Silicon Valleyhttp://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/5/22/Sharing-with-Silicon-Valley/2014-05-22T00:00:00-04:00As I work to make sure we continue to build a model workforce for the 21st Century, I have been traveling around the country meeting with Federal employees, college students, faculty members and community leaders to learn from their experiences. This week, I spent some time in Silicon Valley talking to technology industry leaders about recruiting, retaining and engaging our employees.