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Memorandum For Chief Human Capital Officers

Revising the Human Capital Planning, Reviews, and Reporting Framework

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have launched an effort to focus human resource planning, reporting, and management to improve Federal agency performance and productivity.  This memorandum outlines the key objectives and next steps of this integration effort.


Revising our human capital planning, management review processes, and reporting has two key objectives:

Federally Employed Women’s National Training Program

Federally Employed Women will hold its 40th National Training Program (NTP) on July 20-24, 2009, in Orlando, Florida.  The training program is targeted towards Federal employees.  The title for this year’s NTP is “Keys to Success.”

NOMAR 15th Annual Training Conference

The National Organization for Mexican American Rights (NOMAR) will hold its 15th Annual Training Conference from August 28 to August 31, 2012 in Denver, Colorado, with a pre-conference training workshop on August 27.  The theme for the conference is "Hispanic Americans:  A Key Ingredient for America’s Future.”

A Symposium on Maximizing Work Life Effectiveness – April 16, 2012

In support of the White House Council on Women and Girls’ efforts to address the challenges in balancing work and family, the Office of Personnel Management’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in collaboration with the National Council of Federal Women’s Program Managers and Federally Employed Women, is proud to host “A Symposium on Maximizing Work Life Effectiveness”.  The event will be held on April 16, 2012, 9:00am to 3:30pm, at the Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.  We are inviting you

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program: Hiring Estimates for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

Each year, OPM reaches out to agencies to determine their hiring projections for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. The PMF Program helps Federal Agencies meet their succession planning needs by recruiting and developing future leaders for the Federal Government. This year the PMF Program is excited to partner with the Chief Acquisition Officers, Chief Information Technology Officers, and Chief Financial Officers Councils to fill critical positions throughout the government.

Preparing for the 2011 Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an “above-normal” hurricane season this year (i.e., June 1 through November 30) across the Atlantic basin.  Twelve to 18 named storms are expected, of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (i.e., winds of 74 miles per hour or higher), and out of those hurricanes, 3 to 6 could reach Category 3 or above (i.e., winds of 111 miles per hour or higher).  (For more information, see

AAFEA Annual Training Workshop

The African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA) will hold its 7th Annual Training Workshop from April 18–20, 2011 in Newport News, Virginia.  The theme of this conference is “Valuing Public Service,” and the agenda is focused on enhancing the career paths of Federal employees. This conference is intended for government and military personnel.

Puerto Rico Federal Hiring Event and Training Workshop Series October 6-7, 2010

As part of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM’s) continuing effort to promote Federal hiring in areas most adversely affected by our current economic conditions and recruit a diverse Federal workforce, I am pleased to announce OPM will be sponsoring a Training Workshop Series and Hiring Event on October 6-7, 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  This Training Workshop Series and Hiring Event will help individuals in Puerto Rico who are qualified for Federal employment and also assist agencies to acquire the talent needed to meet their staffing needs.

2010 Effective Hiring Workshops and Webinars

I am pleased to announce the 2010 Call to Serve Initiative’s Effective Hiring Workshop (EHW) Series, “Using Innovative Techniques to Improve Recruiting and Hiring.”  The Call to Serve Initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Partnership for Public Service (the Partnership).  

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Training

The Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008, Public Law (P.L.) 110-389, October 10, 2008, contains a key provision requiring all Federal agencies to provide Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) training.  The USERRA training is to be provided to “any personnel of the agency who are authorized to recommend, take, or approve any personnel action that is subject to the requirements of this chapter with respect to employees of the agency.”

League of United Latin American Citizens Federal Training Institute Partnership

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will hold its Federal Training Institute Partnership (FTIP) from Tuesday, September 24, to Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
LULAC FTIP qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C., chapter 41. The training is open, at no cost, to all Federal employees. The training will feature training and workshops including emotional intelligence, succession planning and communication skills.

Documenting Hires Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Public Law 111-5 dated February 17, 2009)

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requires agencies funding new hires with appropriations granted by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, Public Law 111-5 dated February 17, 2009) to document such on the SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” appointing the employee.

Estimated Fiscal Year 2008 and 2009 Requirements for Presidential Management Fellows

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)Program is the premier program for leadership development in the Federal Government. Executive Order 13318, signed by President George W. Bush on November 21,2003, charges the OPMDirector to prescribe rules of the Program. In accordancewith section 362.201 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, the OPM Director will determine the number of Fellows who maybe appointed during that fiscal year, based on input from the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, as well as input from agencies not represented on the Council.

Issuance of Final Regulations and Qualification Standard for Administrative Law Judge Program

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published final regulations for the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Program in the Federal Register on March 20, 2007 with an effective date of April 19, 2007. The purpose of the revised regulations is to update outdated information, remove the internal examining processes from the regulations, and describe OPM and agency responsibilities concerning the ALJ Program. The final rule is grounded in the core legal requirement that administrative law judges be independent in matters of appointment, tenure, and compensation.

Medals Qualifying for Veterans' Preference

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) would like to remind Federal agencies that anyone in receipt of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (for service in Operation Enduring Freedom), Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Medal, or the Korea Defense Service Medal is entitled to veterans' preference if otherwise eligible.

HealthierFeds: Promoting Wellness Among Federal Employees 5 A Day Month, September 2005

The Office of Personnel Management's HealthierFeds initiative ( emphasizes educating the Federal family about healthy living and best-treatment strategies.

Excused Absence for Voting

We have been receiving inquiries regarding concerns about delays Federal employees may encounter when voting in this year's national elections.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Resources (ER) Forum

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will host an interagency Executive Resources Forum on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in OPM's Alan K. Campbell Auditorium. Your executive resources staff and candidate development program (CDP) managers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Priority Occupations for Future Competency Model Development

The U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) partnered with the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council Subcommittee on Learning and Development to prioritize occupations for future Governmentwide competency models.

HealthierFeds: Promoting Wellness Among Federal Employees Employee Health and Fitness Month, May 2008

Each year in May employees all over the Nation celebrate Employee Health and Fitness Month, part of the National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. In his April 29thproclamation, President George W. Bush urges all Americans to participate in activities that help maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to encourage family, friends, and neighbors to live healthier lives by participating in physical fitness activities. The U.S.

Interagency Information Exchange on Human Capital Planning for Pandemic Influenza

I invite you and your staff to attend an interagency information exchange on human capital planning for pandemic influenza on Thursday, November 2, 2006. The exchange will provide an opportunity for agencies to discuss human capital issues, planning and flexibilities related to pandemic influenza including the agencies' role in disseminating information to its employees. The exchange will be held in the Campbell Auditorium at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), 1900 E Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Executive Core Qualifications

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is committed to ensuring the quality of the Senior Executive Service (SES) cadre. Senior executives must excel within a results-oriented performance culture, and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) ensure they have the competencies needed to do so. On February 3rd, 2006, we issued the Draft ECQs for your review and comment. We greatly appreciate the time you took to provide valuable feedback, and your suggestions assisted us in updating and enhancing the ECQs.

Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) National Leadership Training Conference

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) will hold their National Leadership Training Conference and Exhibits and Twenty-first Annual Congressional Seminar May 9 through 11, 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The training conference is targeted to Federal employees, who wish to advance their careers in Federal service. The theme for this year is "Celebrating Decades of Pride, Partnership, and Progress."

Additional President's Management Agenda Workshops

The response to our two offerings of a workshop on the five Government-wide initiatives in the President's Management Agenda has been extraordinary. Both sessions in February are full, and we have worked with OMB, our partner on these sessions, to schedule two more: on March 8 and March 19, 2002. As part of OPM's leadership responsibility to train and educate Federal managers, I am committed to supporting the Administration by meeting the demand for assistance that has been generated by this ambitious agenda.


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