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Welcome to the What's New listing. This is your one-stop source for finding out what new or updated content has been issued by this agency. Listed in order of the date this new content was issued, you'll find a brief description of the content and links to documents/files that are referenced.


November 8, 2004

  • News Release: OPM Issues Survey to Obtain Feedback from Federal Employees on Retirement and other Benefits [more...]

November 7, 2004

  • 2005 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) Open Season: November 8 - December 13, 2004 [more...]

November 5, 2004

  • BAL 04-404 UPDATED: 2004 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Open Season: Significant Plan Changes [more...]
  • The revised SF 2809, Federal Employees Health Benefits Election Form is now available on our website. The SF 3114, Applying for Death Benefits under FERS, is now available on our website. [more...]
  • New HDHP/HSA Frequently Asked Questions [more...]

November 4, 2004

  • We've updated our Federal Candidate Development Program (Fed CDP) website to ensure you have timely information about this outstanding developmental program designed to prepare candidates for the Senior Executive Service. [more...]

November 3, 2004

  • The Securities & Exchange Commission's Telework Policy is now linked to Telework.Gov. [more...]

November 2, 2004

  • Director's Memo - Extending Coverage of the Higher Annual Leave Accrual Rate [more...]
  • Director's Memo - Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2004 [more...]

November 1, 2004

  • 2005 interest rate applicable to "post-1956" military service credit accounts. [more...]
  • Senior Executive Service Federal Candidate Development Program [more...]

October 29, 2004

  • News Release: OPM to Begin Accepting Applications for the Senior Executive Service Federal Candidate Development Program [more...]
  • Your opportunity to prepare for the future and lead. The Senior Executive Service (SES) Federal Candidate Development Program (Fed CDP) has arrived! [more...]
  • Federal Human Capital Survey [more...]
  • Director's Memo - Aggregate Limitation on Pay [more...]

October 28, 2004

  • News Release: OPM Approves 10 Agency Requests for Certification of Senior Executive Service Appraisal Systems [more...]
  • News Release: Director Kay Coles James Partners OPM With American GI Forum [more...]
  • "Siginificant Cases" has been updated to add the July 2004 issue. "Significant Cases" presents selected decisions and other actions of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority or FLRA), Merit Systems Protection Board (Board or MSPB), the courts, and other authorities whose actions affect Federal employee and labor-management relations. [more...]
  • Visit our newly formatted Retirement website. We've made it easier for retirees, family members, and employees to find important information. [more...]
  • FSAFEDS Open Season November 8 - December 13 [more...]

October 27, 2004

  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James Challenges Veterans' Groups to Help OPM Identify and Correct Veterans' Preference Violations [more...]
  • Director's Memo - Excused Absence for Voting [more...]
  • News Release: OPM and South Florida Federal Executive Board Brief Agency Leaders on HR Flexibilities for Use in Hiring and Emergency Preparedness [more...]
  • The Department of Defense Interchange Agreement title has been changed to read: Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) - formerly Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System (CIPMS). New expiration date: 12/30/04. [more...]
  • Retirees and Annuitants should use *Open Season Online* to change Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program enrollment, request health plan brochures, and other information during the annual FEHB Open Season. The open season begins November 8, 2004 and ends December 13, 2004. [more...]

October 26, 2004

  • News Release: OPM Posts Additional Questions and Answers to Its HSA Website to Meet Ongoing Surge in Interest in the New Health-Care Product [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James Receives "Honor Roll" Recognition from Human Resource Executive [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Sends Recruiters to "Screaming Eagles" Nest at Fort Campbell Kentucky to Promote Federal Job Opportunities for Veterans [more...]

October 25, 2004

  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James Drives Governmentwide Shared Human Resources Services [more...]
  • Modernizing Merit: OPM's Guiding Principles for Civil Service Transformation [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James Sends Federal Recruiters to Veterans' Medical Center in Tampa, Florida [more...]
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month [more...]

October 22, 2004

  • Federal Register: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Review of a Revised Information Collection: OPM Form of 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment Resume Builder in USAJOBS Web Site and the USAJOBS Web Site [more...]
  • Federal Register: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: Standard Form 2808 [more...]
  • Federal Register: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: RI 94-7 [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Deputy Director Blair Tells Veterans Service Organizations that the Re-employment Rights of Returning Servicemen and Servicewomen Are Secure [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Trains Chief Human Capital Officers on how to Utilize Newly Enhanced Personnel Flexibilities [more...]

October 21, 2004

  • Agency officials can view the lastest update to the Guide to Central Personnel Data File (CPDF) Edits. [more...]
  • OPM's Coverage Determination Application is now available for agency users. [more...]
  • CFC Memorandum 2004-11: Guidance on 2005 CFC Eligibility Requirements for Local Federations and Unaffiliated Organizations [more...]
  • CFC Memorandum 2004-10: Guidance on 2005 CFC Eligibility Requirements for National/International Federations and Unaffiliated Organizations [more...]

October 20, 2004

  • News Release: OPM and Detroit FEB Host Second Hiring Flexibility and Emergency Planning Seminar [more...]
  • News Release: OPM's Health Savings Account Website Attracts 71,167 Visitors [more...]
  • The HealthierFeds Physical Activity Challenge has been extended. Don't miss your opportunity to BE FIT!!! [more...]

October 19, 2004

  • Agency officials can search the latest update to the Duty Station file. To find a duty station name or code online using OPM's Duty Station Locator System, go to the Duty Station File entry. [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Chief Actuary Named President of Middle Atlantic Actuarial Club [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James Praises Non-Coalition Unions for Productive Meeting on Defense Personnel System [more...]

October 18, 2004

  • News Release: LA DIRECTORA DE LA OPM, KAY COLES JAMES, EMITI UN MEMORANDUM PARA QUE LOS CONSEJOS EJECUTIVOS FEDERALES PONGAN AN MS EMPEO EN EL RECLUTAMIENTO DE PERSONAL HISPANO, COMO PARTE DE LAS INICIATIVAS GENERALES DE ALCANCE A LOS HISPANOS [more...]
  • News Release: EL SUB-DIRECTOR DE LA OPM SE DIRIGI A LA ASOCIACIN NACIONAL DE EJECUTIVOS FEDERALES HISPANOS, EN SU DECIMOTERCERA CONFERENCIA ANUAL DE DESARROLLO DE LIDERAZGO EJECUTIVO, Y DE CAPACITACIN Y RECLUTAMIENTO DE DIVERSIDAD [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director James Issues Memo Calling on Federal Executive Boards to Further Focus on Increasing Hispanic Recruitment Efforts as Part of Overall Outreach Initiatives [more...]
  • Federal Executive Board Support for Increasing Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government. [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James Issues Guidance that May Allow Some Military Reservists to Reclaim Time Off [more...]
  • News Release: Over 93 Million Visits Logged on USAJOBS Website since August 2003 Debut [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Deputy Director Addresses National Association of Hispanic Federal Executive's 13th Annual Executive Leadership Development and Diversity Training and Recruitment Conference [more...]

October 15, 2004

  • BAL 04-405: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Revision of Health Benefits Election Form, Standard Form 2809 [more...]
  • Federal Register: Notification of Post-Employment Restrictions [more...]
  • News Release: KAY COLES JAMES, DIRECTORA DE LA OPM, RECIBE EL PREMIO AL SERVICIO FEDERAL DISTINGUIDO-2004, POR PARTE DE LA ASOCIACIN NACIONAL DE EJECUTIVOS FEDERALES HISPANOS [more...]
  • BAL 04-307: 2005 FEHB Withholdings and Contribution Rates [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James Receives National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives' 2004 Distinguished Federal Service Award [more...]

October 14, 2004

  • This new Benefits Administration Letter (BAL) 04-209 transmits new premiums for the upper age bands for Option B coverage under the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program. [more...]

October 13, 2004

  • Director's Memo - Administrative Claims for Annual Leave as a Result of Decision in Butterbaugh v. Department of Justice [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Staff Speaks at GramblingStateUniversity's 17th Annual Mass Communications Conference [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Associate Director Marta Perez Addresses the Council of Governments [more...]
  • Federal Register: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: RI 25-51 [more...]
  • Federal Register: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Currently Approved Information Collection: RI 98-7 [more...]

October 12, 2004

  • News Release: OPM and DoD Brief American Legion on National Security Personnel System [more...]
  • News Release: Over Five and a Half Million Unique Visitors To USAJOBS Website From Veteran Participants [more...]
  • View semi-annual and annual Hispanic Employment Program Statistical Reports. [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Associate Director Marta Perez Discusses Emergency Preparedness with Los Angeles Federal Executive Board [more...]

October 11, 2004

  • The Federal Government is closed in observance of Columbus Day. [more...]

October 8, 2004

  • BAL 04-803: FSAFEDS - Open Season for the 2005 Plan Year for the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program [more...]

October 7, 2004

  • Federal Register: Computation of Pay for Biweekly Pay Periods [more...]
  • News Release: KAY COLES JAMES, DIRECTORA DE LA OPM, LANZA LAS FERIAS DE RECLUTAMIENTO FEDERAL EN CONJUNCIN CON EL MES DE LA HERENCIA HISPANA [more...]
  • News Release: PERSONERA DE ALTO RANGO DE LA OPM INVITA A LOS ESTUDIANTES DE COLLEGE A QUE CONSIDEREN UNA GRATIFICANTE CARRERA EN EL GOBIERNO FEDERAL [more...]
  • Quarterly Interest Rates Used For Back Pay Computations has been updated. [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James Launches Federal Recruitment Fairs in Conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Co-hosts Telework Coordinators' Training Seminar [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Senior Official tells College Students to Consider a Rewarding Career in Federal Government [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Recruiters Say "Thank You" To The Soldiers Of The 3rd Infantry Division And Issue An Invitation To Join The Civil Service [more...]

October 6, 2004

  • Federal Register: Cost-of-Living Allowances (Nonforeign Areas); Methodology Changes [more...]
  • News Release: OPM's Health Savings Account Website Attracts 44,246 Visitors Since Late-September Debut [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Official Addresses Post Graduate Students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James and HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson Launch HealthierFeds Physical Activity Challenge [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director James Reinforces OPM's Financial Management Team [more...]

October 4, 2004

  • Federal Register: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance; Federal Acquisition Regulation [more...]
  • BAL 04-403: 2004 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Open Season: Significant Plan Changes [more...]
  • News Release: En la reunin de la Fuerza Especial Inter-agencia, la Directora de la OPM, Kay Coles James, destaca los logros ms trascendentales de la contratacin de hispanos en el Gobierno Federal [more...]
  • Join the HealthierFeds Physical Activity Challenge. [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Partners with International Telework Association for Annual Conference [more...]

October 1, 2004

  • News Release: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Kay Coles James Signs Statement of Support for National Guard and Reserve [more...]
  • News Release: OPM Director Kay Coles James Announces Partnership with HUD in Effort to Update Their Hiring Process; Great Progress Being Made [more...]
  • Delegated Examining Training Schedule is now available. [more...]