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Lawmakers Urge Administration to ‘Ban the Box’

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Last week, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and 50 other House members issued a letter to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding “fair chance hiring” in government and to continue to ease hiring for formerly-incarcerated individuals.

 

OPM Issues Government-Wide Recruitment Guidance Developing a Hiring Pipeline for National Service Participants

Last Friday Katherine Archuleta, the new Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), issued a memo providing government-wide recruitment guidance to develop a pipeline for national service participants to the federal workforce. 

The memorandum and initial guidance follows the issuance of a July 2013 Presidential Memorandum on expanding volunteer and civil service opportunities for participants in national service programs. 

“As we face challenges ahead, the need to bring exceptional talent into public service has never been greater. Participants in our national service programs have transferable skills, work experience in areas aligned with agency missions (e.g., emergency and disaster services, education, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, healthy futures), and a commitment to continue serving the public through the career civilian service. They are a source of talent that can enhance an agency’s workforce capacity to achieve its mission and should be included as part of your overall recruitment strategy,” Director Archuleta stated in the memo. 

OPM to Re-mail Another Round of Security Breach Notification Letters

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In a message sent out to a group of stakeholders on Monday, the Office of Personnel Management’s Acting Director Beth Cobert acknowledged that a number of individuals whose personal information was stolen during the hack of the government background investigation database have not been notified yet.

Senator Seeks More Data on SES Bonuses

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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who has previously taken an interest in senior executive bonuses with the Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act, is now asking the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for data on the number of senior executives who received bonuses between FY 2011 and 2015, in addition to information on performance awards that exceeded the statutory caps.

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