Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers a merit system to engage compliance with personnel laws and regulations and assists agencies in recruiting, examining, and promoting people on the basis of their knowledge and skills, regardless of their race, religion, sex, political influence, or other non merit factors. The Office’s role is to provide guidance to agencies in operating human resources programs which effectively support their missions and to provide an array of personnel services to applications and employees. The Office supports Government programs managers in their human resources management responsibilities and provide benefits to employees, retired employees, and their survivors.
The Office of Personnel Management was created as an independent establishment by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1978 (5 U.S. Code app.), effective January 1, 1979.
This material was condensed and edited from the OPM Web site--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway site.
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Topical Index "search" utility for this site.
Strategic Plan covers (FY1997 -FY2002)
Veteran’s Information - OPM explains the rights and privileges that Veterans enjoy in federal civil service employment.
VetGuide lengthy well presented piece.
FedForce online service for federal employees.
FERS Election Opportunities options in choosing a retirement plan--federal employees.
Reimbursable Expenses about the OPM providing products and services to other federal agencies for a fee---currently staffing services, automation services, etc. are available.
OPM Welfare to Work an OPM document.
Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund provides linited scholarships and arranges for student loans.
Federal Labor Relations Authority responsible for administrating the labor-management relations for over 1.9 million federal employees.
Government Performance and Results Act called the "Results Act" since it requires federal managers to plan and measure performance in new ways.
Federal Communications Network assists government employee with communications skills.
Retirement Programs OPM’s site.
Six Months Before Retirement getting ready for retirement.
STRESS...AT WORK - NIOSH update on the workplace.
Federal Employees Corner personal aspects of federal employment.
Pathway Services: Personnel Management GPO document.
Pathway Services: Labor- Management Relations GPO document.
Federal Workforce Information statistics, demographics, etc.
U. S. Office of Special Counsel assists federal employees with understanding federal laws that involve their job.
Federal Register Documents OPM's releases.
Planning Your Future - A Federal Employee’s Survival Guide document on individual career planning.
Federal JOBS FedWorld site.
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Community Toolbox - EZ/EC location for first time job seekers.
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American Federation of Government Employees government union.
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FPMI On-Line employee educational resource.