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China Using OPM Records for Spying

on April 11, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A member of Congress said that China is mining intelligence data contained in the 23 million records of current and former federal employees stolen in the two data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management.

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Could OPM be on the Way Out?

on April 10, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The White House is moving to do what no president has accomplished since the end of World War II: eliminate a major federal agency. If OPM were to be successfully eliminated, it could become a blueprint for shuttering other departments.

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Use or Lose Leave and the Shutdown

By on April 8, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Use or Lose Leave and the Shutdown

Use or lose leave is annual leave that expires if regulatory requirements are not met, but what happens in the event of a shutdown? Do the requirements apply?

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Congress Should Act On OPM, But Maybe Not For the Reason You Think

By on April 6, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Congress Should Act On OPM, But Maybe Not For the Reason You Think

Although the proposed reorganization of OPM is not likely to happen, the author says that dropping the proposal entirely may not be the best outcome.

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Despite More New Claims Than Usual, Retirement Backlog Improves

By on April 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Despite More New Claims Than Usual, Retirement Backlog Improves

Despite more incoming claims than usual in March, OPM was able to make a sizable reduction to the retirement backlog.

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House Dems Ask to Block Funding for OPM Reorganization

By on April 5, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Dems Ask to Block Funding for OPM Reorganization

A group of House Democrats have asked to block funding for the Trump administration’s proposal to reorganize OPM.

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Are ID Monitoring Services Worth the Money?

By on April 4, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Are ID Monitoring Services Worth the Money?

A new report from GAO calls into question the effectiveness of identity theft protection services.

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Winners and Losers in Locality Pay Areas

By on April 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Winners and Losers in Locality Pay Areas

Which areas received the biggest locality pay increases in 2019 and which ones received the smallest increases?

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What Impact Did the Shutdown Have on ‘Use or Lose’ Annual Leave Donations?

By on March 22, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Impact Did the Shutdown Have on ‘Use or Lose’ Annual Leave Donations?

OPM has issued guidance on how “use or lose” annual leave donations will be handled as a result of the recent shutdown.

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2019 Retroactive Pay Raise is Almost Here

By on March 20, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2019 Retroactive Pay Raise is Almost Here

What is taking the pay raise so long to arrive? OPM’s director provides an explanation.

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