Renee Johnson, national president of the Federal Managers Association, says Jeff Tien Han Pon is a good choice to lead OPM.
The Defense Department is strongly urging lawmakers to give it the authority to resume responsibility for its own security clearance process. Lawmakers, however, are skeptical.
The Defense Department has been exploring how it might transfer security clearances for DoD personnel from the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to the Defense Security Services (DSS).
The Office of Personnel Management sped up its processing of federal retirement claims in September, but only resulted in a modest reduction in its overall claims backlog.
The 2018 federal health premiums are out and overall premiums are going up an average of 6 percent.
The Office of Personnel Management announced the average premium rate increases for 2018 ahead of open season, which runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11.
For some folks, the idea of a ban on burrowing makes a lot of sense. The problem is that solving one problem creates another.
David Garcia comes to OPM after spending two years as the state of Maryland CIO and is a political appointee.
Some key changes are coming to the Combined Federal Campaign in 2017, including online donations and the ability for retirees to give.
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer wants the Office of Personnel Management to describe how it will manage and oversee agency buyouts and early retirement offers.
A judge said the difference between “disclosure” and “theft,” and inability to predict future harm were two reasons she dismissed the OPM data breach lawsuits.
The CIO Council, OPM and OMB are hosting a hiring fair Nov. 6-7 in Maryland.
With a backlog of 700,000 cases on file, the NBIB is being squeezed on one side by contractors who need clearances to win government business, and by agencies who need to fill critical and sensitive positions. One observer says its time to re-think the clearance process and bring it into the 21st century.
Veterans made up slightly more of the federal workforce in fiscal 2016 compared to previous years, but agencies overall hired fewer new veterans to fill government jobs.