OPM has issued a memo to agency heads advising them of restrictions on appointments and awards during election season
George Nesterczuk has been appointed as the OPM advisor and will lead the OPM assistance to DoD in setting up the National Security Personnel System.
OPM authorizes SES members to receive an additional pay raise in 2004.
OPM memo to agency heads on new SES pay system
Some federal employees may qualify for extended assignment incentives.
OPM has issued new regulations giving agencies more human resources authority. OPM is seeking comments on the interim regulations.
Costs of the FEHB continue to go up each year. The impact on retirees is significant and legislation is pending that may provide some relief. The long-term challenge to OPM will be to control costs and to balance benefits.