Tag Archives: Office of Personnel Management

Ted Kaouk Set to Join OPM as Chief Data Officer

Ted Kaouk

Ted Kaouk, chief data officer of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), will be transitioning to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in October as its CDO. He is also slated to assume the role of deputy director for human capital data management and modernization at OPM while Chris Alvarez will succeed him as USDA acting chief data officer. 

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OPM Seeks ‘Dedicated Funding’ for IT Modernization; Kiran Ahuja Quoted

Kiran Ahuja

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has agreed to the National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) recommendation to Congress to provide more funding that will support OPM's information technology modernization efforts, FedScoop reported Monday. OPM recently released its response to the congressionally mandated report of NAPA, which urged the agency to prioritize IT modernization and ask for resources from the lower house for the development of its digital platforms and programs. 

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U.S. Agencies Partner to Expand Federal Digital Workforce; Clare Martorana Quoted

Federal Digital Workforce

The General Services Administration (GSA) partnered with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the White House to further develop the federal government's workforce of digitally skilled professionals. The two-year U.S. Digital Corps fellowship will gather early-career professionals in critical technology areas such as data science, cybersecurity and software engineering for opportunities to work with the federal government. 

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OPM to Field Human Capital Dashboard in Phases; Jason Barke Quoted

Human Capital Dashboard

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) plans to adopt a phased approach to deploying a human capital dashboard over the next three to five months. Jason Barke, acting principal deputy associate director for OPM’s employee services, said agency personnel are performing security and usability testing to ensure that data on the platform is shareable.

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OPM Director Kiran Ahuja Aims to Develop ’21st Century’ Federal Personnel Policies

Kiran Ahuja

Kiran Ahuja, director at the Office of Personnel Management, said the agency will bolster federal hiring reform efforts in as part of her agenda to help the government transform into a 21st-century employer. “We’re really pushing forward and in the midst of building an affirmative agenda, with regulations, proposed legislation and other things through guidance,” said Ahuja. 

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OPM Provides Guidance to Help Agencies Reenter Work Environments

Work Environment

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has answered frequently asked questions and developed a fact sheet to help federal employees safely return to the physical work environment. This new guidance supports a memorandum issued by OPM, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to assist in work environment reentry, OPM said Friday.

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Chief Human Capital Officers Council Now Fully Under OPM; Director Kiran Ahuja, Katy Kale Quoted

Kiran Ahuja

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will regain full authority of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council's (CHCO) functions, following the divide of the council's functions between the General Services Administration (GSA) and OPM since 2019. This move transfers the GSA's share of CHCO Council functions back to OPM, the personnel management agency said Tuesday.

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Senate Confirms Kiran Ahuja as OPM Director

Kiran Ahuja

The Senate has confirmed Kiran Ahuja as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) by a narrow vote, four months after President Biden nominated her to the position. Ahuja, who has led Philanthropy Northwest as CEO over the past four years, will return to the federal government's human resources agency where she served as chief of staff from November 2015 to January 2017.

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OPM Seeks to Help Modernize Federal Workforce Competency Models via Data Collection Initiative

Office of Personnel

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has launched the Federal Workforce Competency Initiative (FWCI), a workforce data collection effort that aims to support recruitment, training, performance management, career development, job design and other human capital activities by updating agencies' competency models with current data. The survey will take approximately three weeks. 

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