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Katherine Archuleta Confirmed by Senate to Lead OPM

Katherine Archuleta, former national political director of Obama’s reelection campaign, was confirmed in a 62-35 Senate vote Wednesday as the Office of Personnel Management director, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Lisa Rein writes the confirmation represents the first recorded vote on an OPM director nominee in the agency’s 35-year history. …

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Elaine Kaplan to Head OPM on Acting Basis

Elaine Kaplan, general counsel at the Office of Personnel Management, will assume leadership of the agency on an acting basis Monday as John Berry steps down from the director’s role after four years. Berry informed employees in an email Thursday of his plans to leave and did not disclose what …

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Director John Berry to Leave OPM Later this Month

When Director of the Office of Personnel Management John Berry‘s four-year term ends in eight days, he will not return for another term, according to a Federal News Radio article. Jason Miller writes that Berry informed the Chief Human Capital Officers Council of his intentions not to stay on as director. …

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OPM Head John Berry Berry Highlights Vet Hiring Rules In Memo

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry has reminded federal agencies that veterans are considered preference eligible for hiring into federal positions, according to a memo dated Friday. President Obama signed the VOW — Veterans Opportunity to Work — to Hire Heroes Act in November 2011. All agencies should accept …

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OPM Helping Pentagon With K-12 STEM Program Initiative

The Office of Personnel Management is encouraging federal employees to support a Defense Department program for encouraging students to pursue federal technical careers. OPM Director John Berry wrote in a memo that the Pentagon’s education activity works to generate primary education students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The …

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OPM Issues New System to Assess Senior Executive Performance

The Office of Personnel Management released new performance management system guidelines for the Senior Executive Service on Jan. 6. The new management system revamps the qualifications required to gain entry into SES and streamlines the way managers within the federal government are evaluated. The system evaluates based on whether the …

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OPM to Stagger Departure Times When Snow Strikes

Winter weather is surely coming and just before it, the Office of Personnel Management, in an effort to avoid similar happenings of the January snowstorm that trapped commuters, has put out its updated Washington Area Dismissal and Closure Procedures. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said in a video accompanying …

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