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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty: Hiring Efforts, Security Clearance Reforms Key to Addressing NNSA’s Staffing Issues

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said at the agency’s recent job fair outside Washington, D.C. that new hiring efforts may help NNSA address staff shortages, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Gordon-Hagerty noted that NNSA is looking to hire more than 100 people to help the agency fill positions that will soon be vacant within five years after 40 percent of its workforce reach retirement age. 

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OPM Experiences Data Center Outage as Administration Pursues GSA Merger

The Office of Personnel Management experienced a disruption to its information technology systems due to a data center outage at OPM’s headquarters last week, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. “Significant OPM programs and missions were impacted for multiple hours last week during an incident that impacted OPM information technology,” Stephen Billy, deputy chief of staff at OPM, told the publication. 

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OPM Acting Director Margaret Weichert Releases Performance Management Guidelines

Margaret Weichert, acting director at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, has released a memorandum to guide agencies in the pursuit of performance management and award programs. Weichert said in a letter posted Friday that she advises agencies to only award and highly rate employees who have displayed highest performance levels. 

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OPM Appraisal Tool Selected as Igniting Innovation Awards Finalist

A software platform used by the Office of Personnel Management has been recognized by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council as one of the 40 finalists in the Igniting Innovation Awards. The USA Performance tool assists government agencies to automate appraisal processes and electronically sign performance plans, OPM said May 22.

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OPM Issues Federal Guidance for Adding ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title

The Office of Personnel Management issued a memorandum allowing federal agencies to add “data scientist” job titles to a number of positions to establish the role of chief data officers and their support personnel and support the President’s Management Agenda and the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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OMB, NARA Issue Electronic Recordkeeping Directive to Federal Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives and Records Administration have issued a four-page memo instructing all federal agencies to migrate from paper-based documentation to an electronic records management system by Dec. 31.

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Charlie Phalen: Tech Adoption, Additional Investigators Help NBIB Reduce Security Clearance Backlog

Charles Phalen, director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, said NBIB reduced the security clearance backlog to 424,000, down from 725,000 in April 2018, Federal News Network reported Monday. The figure represents a drop of 41 percent, or approximately 300,000, in pending investigative cases.

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