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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, urges all Federal employees to participate in the National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day on Saturday, April 30, 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.

New Back Pay Interest Calculator

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is pleased to announce the release of a new back pay interest calculator to assist agencies with the computation of back pay awards and interest payments.  The new calculator can be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/back-pay-calculator/.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, October 28, 2017

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, invites all Federal employees and their friends and families to participate in the National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 performance appraisal and general requirements for all NSPD programs, including the rights and responsibilities associated with returning from interagency rotational service.  This guidance is in accordance with the National Security Human Capital Strategy mandated by section 1107 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.  

Guidance on Requests for Exceptions to Timing of Suitability Inquiries Rule

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a final regulation at Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, parts 330 and 731 “Recruitment, Selection, and Placement (General)” and “Suitability,” respectively.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Agreement 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.  OPM and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 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.

Request for Data on Student Loan Repayments

Agencies must submit an annual written report to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on their use of student loan repayments during the previous calendar year (CY) as required by 5 U.S.C. 5379(h).  OPM requests your CY 2016 agency student loan repayment report by March 31, 2017

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 and in support of the June 23, 2014, Presidential Memorandum on Enhancing Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Programs.  The U.S.

Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015 (Derived Veterans’ Preference for Parents)

On October 7, 2015, the President signed the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015, P.L. 114-62 (i.e., the “Act”).  The Act amends section 2108(3)(F) and (G) of title 5, United States Code, by expanding preference eligibility from the ‘mother’ of a deceased or disabled veteran who is unable to use his or her preference, to the ‘parent’ of that service member.  The Act is in effect now (it became effective on January 7, 2016) and agencies must apply the new criteria, now laid out in the law as follows: 

Four New Academic Agreements Offer Federal Employees Reduced Tuition Rates and Scholarships 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 has entered into academic agreements with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, Drexel University Online, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business 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. 

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