• As Weichert Releases OPM Reorganization Plan, Stakeholders Voice Concerns

    As Weichert Releases OPM Reorganization Plan, Stakeholders Voice Concerns

    Last week the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Acting Director Margaret Weichert and Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Acting Director Russ Vought released the legislative proposal and business case for transferring much of OPM’s duties to the General Services Administration (GSA) and OMB. While some elements of the plan received praise, criticisms have also arisen ahead of today’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Government Operations within the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

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Cobert Pushes Feds to Challenge Unconscious Bias in Fed Workforce

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Acting Director at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Beth Cobert, recently spoke at OPM’s diversity and inclusion summit urging federal officials to confront unconscious bias in the hiring and promotions process.

OPM Directs Agencies to Close Skills Gaps

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently issued a letter to the federal HR community, directing chief human capital officers (CHCOs) to identify how to close the skills gaps in mission-critical jobs.

OPM Encourages Telework During Extreme Heat

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Last week, the Office of Personnel Management’s Acting Director, Beth Cobert, issued a memo reminding agencies they can permit employees to telework during the excessive heat wave hitting the country, and to ‘be proactive in protecting the health and well‑being of our employees.’

OPM Lands CIO from the Pentagon

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The Defense Department’s Principal Deputy CIO, David DeVries, is leaving the Pentagon to run OPM’s IT department.

Virginia House Members Seek Answer to FLTCIP Increase

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In a letter issued last week to Beth Cobert, the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) demanded answers regarding the recent increase in premiums for enrollees in the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP).

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