Archive for the ‘News from the OPM’ Category

2008 Survey of the Senior Executive Service

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today issued the government wide results from the 2008 Survey of the Senior Executive Service (SES). The Survey was administered on-line in January and February to all SES and focused on the new SES pay-for-performance system, executive development and general attitudes toward work. ...

OPM Initiatives Will Improve Hiring/Recruitment Process

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Deputy Associate Director for Talent and Capacity Policy Angela Bailey today outlined for Members of Congress actions OPM is taking to ensure the Federal Government has an effective civilian workforce.   Testifying at a hearing coinciding with Public Service Recognition Week, Bailey told the Senate ...

Statement from OPM Director Linda Springer Regarding the Revision of Background Investigation Questionnaire

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Washington, DC- The following statement was issued by Director Linda M. Springer of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. "The Secretary of Defense today announced the implementation for all DoD components of a revision to Standard Form (SF) 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, which the U.S. Office of Personnel Management ...

OPM Issues Report On Its New RetireEZ Program

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) yesterday released its first post-initial rollout report on its transformational retirement administration program RetireEZ. The report responds to recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and provides an expanded update on the initial rollout of the program.On February 25, 2008, OPM successfully ...

OPM Issues Standardized Federal Vacancy Announcement Templates for Certain Positions

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Today the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) demonstrated to the Chief Human Capital Officers Council standardized vacancy announcement templates for three of the top 30 ranked occupations. These announcements will be easy to understand and use by applicants seeking entry level jobs."We expect that as agencies begin announcing their ...

USA JOBS Connects with Major Search Engines

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Initiative raises visibility of Federal job postingsWashington, D.C. - U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Linda M. Springer announced USAJOBS has initiated a new data feed with vacancy announcement information being made available to major Internet search engines. As a result of the initiative, users of the major search engines ...

OPM Director Appoints Kevin L. Marshall as Director of the Federal Executive Institute

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Linda M. Springer has named Kevin L. Marshall as Director of the Federal Executive Institute (FEI). FEI is the federal government's center for executive development located in Charlottesville, Virginia."Kevin is a dedicated public servant who is well equipped to lead ...

OPM’s USAJOBS Continues to Attract Large Numbers of Job Seekers Who Want to Work for Their Country

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Washington, DC - With millions of job seekers looking to find their "perfect" career, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) USAJOBS website continues to experience great success. "USAJOBS is an example of a hugely successful internet job site, one that helps people identify opportunities with the federal government," said OPM ...

Telework Positions in the Federal Government: They are Available

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Did you know that telework is available when you work for the Federal government?  Telework, which is also referred to as telecommuting, allows you to do your work at a location other than your “official duty station”.  Because of portable computers and multiple communication devices, employees can work almost anywhere ...

OPM Director Testifies on Federal Employment Benefits

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Linda M. Springer today urged lawmakers to approve legislation on a range of workplace rules and employee benefits to help the federal government build an effective work force, including the ability to retain older, more experienced employees.She ...