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Closing Skills Gaps: Strategy, Reporting and Monitoring

The U.S.Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in partnership with the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council, recently revalidated the need to continue working to close skills gaps within the following Governmentwide high-risk mission critical occupations (MCO):  (0110) Economist, (0201) HR Specialist, (0511) Auditor, (1102) Acquisition, Cybersecurity and the STEM functional area.

Issuance of OPM’s Supervisory Training Program Survey

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces the issuance of OPM’s Supervisory Training Program Survey.  This web-based survey, and future stakeholder focus group sessions, are in response to the U.S.

2019 Annual Review of Special Rates (Data Call)

This memorandum announces the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM’s) 2019 annual review of existing special rates authorized under 5 U.S.C.

Excelsior College Alliance Offers Federal Employees, their Spouses and Domestic Partners Reduced Tuition Rates to Pursue Post-Secondary Education

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) mission is to recruit, retain and honor a world-class workforce to serve the American people.  OPM and Excelsior College have entered into an agreement as part of OPM’s continued effort to close skills gaps, increase Federal employees' access to high quality, affordable educational resources, and further develop and sustain the Federal workforce. 

National Work & Family Month

This memorandum provides an overview of our progress towards more effective, flexible work environments, in celebration of National Work & Family Month (October) and in support of the June 23, 2014 Presidential Memo

Coaching in the Federal Government

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is pleased to highlight to Federal agencies the importance of creating a coaching culture.  Coaching is a critical tool as the Federal Government strives to develop a workforce that supports the effective and efficient mission achievement and improved services to the American people.

Impact of the Metro SafeTrack Project on Washington, DC, Area Federal Employees

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has announced it will implement a SafeTrack maintenance plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system to improve safety and reliability.  WMATA’s plan will include continuous single tracking on certain segments of the rail system for several weeks, as well as shutting down segments entirely for up to several weeks.  This will be in addition to intensive weeknight and weekend track work, which will include the closure of the system at midnight on weekends.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in partnership with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, urges all Federal employees to participate in the National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Individuals wishing to dispose of their medications can find a collection location at: www.DEAdiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback.

Implementing Policy Guidance for the Competitive Service Act (Shared Certificates)

On March 18, 2016, the Competitive Service Act of 2015 was enacted as Public Law 114-137.  The Act allows an appointing authority (i.e., the head of a Federal agency or department) to share a competitive certificate issued under delegated examining procedures with one or more appointing authorities (at different departments or agencies) to make an appointment to a position that is in the same occupational series, grade level (or equivalent), full performance level, and duty location during the 240-day period beginning on the date of issuance of the certificate of eligibles. 

Central Michigan University Alliance Offers Federal Employees, their Spouses and Dependents Reduced Tuition Rates to Pursue Post-Secondary Education

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) mission is to recruit, retain and honor a world-class workforce to serve the American people.

Governmentwide Assessment of Federal Work-Life Programs

I am pleased to announce that the U.S.

Pay and Leave for Employees Affected by the Lapse in Appropriations and Continued Pay Freeze for Certain Senior Political Officials


The President has signed legislation restoring appropriations through February 8, 2018, or the date of enactment of specified appropriations legislation.  (See section 2001 of Division B of H.R. 195, enacted on January 22, 2018.)  This memorandum provides guidance on the effect of this legislation on certain Federal employee pay and leave benefits.

2018 Annual Review of Special Rates (Data Call)

This memorandum announces the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM’s) 2018 annual review of existing special rates authorized under 5 U.S.C.

Penn State World Campus Agreement Offers Federal Employees, their Spouses and Legal Dependents Reduced Tuition Rates to Pursue Post-Secondary Education

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) mission is to recruit, retain and honor a world-class workforce to serve the American people.  OPM and Penn State World Campus have entered into an agreement as part of OPM’s continued effort to close skills gaps, increase Federal employees' access to high-quality, affordable educational resources, and further develop and sustain the Federal workforce. 

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Offers Federal Employees and/or their legal Spouses a Federal Employee Grant to Pursue Postgraduate Education

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) mission is to recruit, retain and honor a world-class workforce to serve the American people.

Pay for Employees Affected by the Lapse in Appropriations and Continued Pay Freeze for Certain Senior Political Officials

The President has signed legislation restoring appropriations through March 23, 2018, or the date of enactment of specified appropriations legislation, and further amending the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018.

Eligibility of Land Management Employees in a Time-Limited Appointment into the Competitive Service

This memorandum provides clarification on the eligibility of current and former land management employees to be considered for permanent appointment in the competitive service, as provided in the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (the “Act”), and amended by section 1135 of  Pub. L. 114-328.

 

National Security Professional Development (NSPD) Interagency Personnel Rotations Program Guidance on Strong Preference

In order to support the implementation of the NSPD Interagency Personnel Rotations Program, The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing the attached guidance on providing preference to employees who completed the program when they apply to senior level positions.  This guidance is to assist participating agencies in meeting the requirement mandated by section 1107(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. 

If you have any questions, please contact Veronica Villalobos at Veronica.Villalobos@opm.gov.

Policy guidance on Executive Orders – Noncompetitive Appointment in the Competitive Service for Certain State Department Student Scholarship Programs and Certain Employees of the Foreign Service

On November 29, 2016, President Barack Obama signed Executive Orders (EO) providing for noncompetitive appointment in the competitive service for certain participants in the State Department Student Scholarship Programs and certain employees of the Foreign Service.  These EOs provide alumni of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Benjamin A.

Fiscal Year 2017 Federal Executive Board National Network Annual Report

It is my pleasure to share with you the attached Fiscal Year 2017 Federal Executive Board National Network Annual Report. 

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