Tag Archives: Beth Cobert

OPM Seeks $37M to Implement New IT Infrastructure

The Office of Personnel Management seeks $37 million in funds to migrate the agency’s information technology systems to a proposed “Shell” infrastructure in fiscal 2017, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes acting OPM Director Beth Cobert told a House appropriations subcommittee Monday that agency personnel came up with a $37-million cost estimation for …

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Beth Cobert: OPM Eyes Modified Qualification Review Board Process Through New Guidance

The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidance on submission procedures and materials that government agencies can implement when they consider applications for the Qualification Review Board. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, said in a statement posted Friday that the guidance seeks to comply with an executive order titled “Strengthening the Senior Executive …

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David Vargas Appointed Acting CIO at OPM

David Vargas, former associate chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been promoted to interim CIO at the federal government’s lead human resource agency, Fedscoop reported Monday. Billy Mitchell writes Vargas succeeds former OPM CIO Donna Seymour, who announced her retirement from the agency in February. Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert informed …

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OPM Updates Online Federal Job Application Process

The Office of Personnel Management has revamped federal job application tools on the USAJobs website as part of a redesign of the government’s online recruitment portal. OPM said Wednesday new site enhancements are meant to help agency job seekers to review requirements for a position, manage resumes and track the progress of their applications throughout the …

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Senate Committee Endorses Beth Cobert as Full-Time OPM Head

Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, has received the full support of a Senate committee to lead the agency on a full-time basis, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Cory Bennett writes the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to advance Cobert’s nomination as permanent OPM director to a final …

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