The National Treasury Employees Union has sued the Office of Personnel Management over the agency’s data breaches, alleging that OPM violated the constitutional rights of federal employees by failing to protect their personal information.
The author, who is a financial advisor who works with federal employees, discusses the data breaches at OPM and offers some steps federal workers can take to protect themselves from potential identity theft problems that could arise.
Virginia’s Senators recently expressed some concerns about OPM’s decision to take its security clearance database offline, in particular with respect to how the agency plans to handle the processing backlog in the interim.
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said in a recent blog post that the agency had to take its e-QIP system offline temporarily because of a vulnerability discovered within it, but stressed it is not due to malicious activity.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has filed a class action lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management regarding the recent cyberattacks which potentially exposed the personal data of as many as 18 million current and former federal employees.
A group of Republican lawmakers sent a letter to President Obama today requesting that he remove OPM Director Katherine Archuleta and her Chief Information Officer, Donna Seymour, from their jobs because of how they handled the recent data breaches reported at the agency.
The Federal-Postal Coalition sent a letter to President Obama today demanding that he ensure that better communication and credit monitoring services be provided to federal workers who were victimized by the OPM data breaches.
The Office of Personnel Management has begun contacting the millions of current and former federal employees impacted by the recent data breaches. How have FedSmith.com users been impacted and what has their experience been like in signing up for the free credit monitoring being offered by OPM?
Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta has a message for federal employees: “I want to make sure that our Federal employee family knows that I continue to work each and every day to make sure that the data OPM is entrusted with protecting is secure now and for the future.”
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to OPM director Katherine Archuleta in which he expressed concerns about the quality of service being provided by the company her agency selected to provide identity theft monitoring services to federal employees whose personal data was exposed in the recent cybersecurity breach.