OPM hack: Director Katherine Archuleta steps down

By Evan Perez and Wesley Bruer – July 10, 2015 Washington (CNN) – Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta resigned Friday, a day after revealing the recent data breach of government computers was vastly larger than originally thought. Archuleta confirmed her departure in an email to OPM staff. “I write to you this afternoon…

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Social Security Numbers Of Every Federal Employee Stolen In Data Breach, Union Says

Associated Press – June 11, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, asserting that the cyber theft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate…

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OPM Director’s Blog: Honoring Women Veterans

By Thomas Perez, Robert McDonald, and Katherine Archuleta – April 24, 2015 It’s inspiring to see that after serving their country nobly in the armed forces, so many women and men veterans choose to continue working for the American people through Federal civil service. The President has made increasing the hiring of veterans, and particularly…

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FEHBP modernization would improve service, save money

The Hill - Opinion

(March 3, 2015) It is rare that our federal government has an opportunity to both serve people better and save taxpayers money, but the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) provides an opportunity to save taxpayers as much as $300 million dollars and to modernize comprehensive health plans that will better meet consumers’ needs. The…

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Exec order excuses executive branch non-Postal Service employees from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014

The President has issued an Executive order excusing executive branch non-Postal Service employees from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014, with pay and without a charge to leave, except those who, in the judgment of the head of the agency, cannot be excused for reasons of national security, defense, or other essential public need. (See…

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Press Release: OPM Announces 2015 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Premium Rates

(October 7, 2014) Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the average premium rate for the 8.2 million people covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will increase by 3.2 percent in 2015. That percentage is lower than last year’s increase of 3.7 percent and represents the fourth…

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