Tag: Agency News

What Do You Need to Know About the OPM Data Breaches?

Filed in News by on July 9, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management just released more information on the data breaches that hit its computer systems, and the number of victims is now up to over 25 million. If you’re feeling confused about what is going on, you’re not alone. Here are some of the key points based on the latest available information that federal workers should be aware of.

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Who Should Be on the New $10 Bill?

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The Treasury Department announced recently that the $10 bill will be the first US currency in more than a century to feature the portrait of a woman. Who do you think is the best candidate for the new $10 bill?

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Reforming the IRS Begins With Customer Service

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In this editorial, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and John Thune (R-SD) say that the key to reforming the IRS is to improve customer service at the agency.

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AFGE: Hackers Have Personnel Data on Every Federal Employee

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The American Federation of Government Employees has said that Chinese hackers have obtained personnel data on every federal employee.

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Senators Want More Funding for OPM

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Two Senators are calling on the government to fully fund the president’s FY 2016 request for the Office of Personnel Management’s IT and cybersecurity budget in the wake of the cyber breach reported at the agency last week.

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Are Retired Federal Employees Impacted by the OPM Data Breach?

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There has been confusion as to whether or not federal retirees are potentially at risk in the wake of the data breach at OPM. New information may help to clarify this important question.

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OPM Reduces Retirement Claims Backlog by Almost 16% in May

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The Office of Personnel Management reported that its outstanding backlog of retirement claims was reduced by 15.6% in May.

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OPM Data Breach: What You Need to Know

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More information is continuing to be released about the massive computer breach that hit the Office of Personnel Management’s computer network and left so many federal workers’ personal data potentially vulnerable. Here are the key facts you need to know about this ongoing situation.

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