Katherine Archuleta

  • Agencies’ hiring of veterans hits all-time high in 2014

    Veterans accounted for one of every three federal civilian new hires last year, according to the President’s Council on Veterans Employment.

  • 24 feds get to work with Obama on fixing the SES

    The White House has named two dozen federal employees to a group that will advise the president on possible changes to the Senior Executive Service. Obama joined the group at its meeting Thursday.

  • Council on governmentwide diversity to impact agency hiring

    Following up on the Office of Personnel Management’s new recruitment and retention strategy the Chief Human Capital Officers Council announced Friday a governmentwide forum on diversity hiring.

  • OPM banks on data to attract younger, more diverse job seekers

    Four in 10 federal employees will be eligible to retire in the next five years. Who will take their place remains the big question. Meanwhile, 70 percent of jobs advertised on USAJobs.gov go to internal candidates, says Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta.

  • OPM workforce goals in 2015: Mentorship for SES, engagement for agencies

    The Office of Personnel Management already has some New Year’s resolutions for the federal workforce: Set up a governmentwide mentorship program for the Senior Executive Service and establish an employee engagement point person for every agency.

  • OPM updates closure procedures; no excused absences for pre-approved paid leave

    Under new dismissal and closure procedures issued by the Office of Personnel Management today, federal employees who are on pre-approved paid leave during a government closure will no longer be given an excused absence.

  • OPM sets deadline for agency SES requests

    The Office of Personnel Management is asking agencies to forecast how many Senior Executive Service positions they’ll need for the next two fiscal years.

  • OPM plots steps to modernize retirement system IT in 2015

    Office of Personnel Management officials told the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Census about its plan to buy a case management system. The case management system will serve as the foundation for yet another attempt at modernizing the retirement system.

  • Disability hiring on the rise, OPM says

    Four years after a push from the President, the federal government is hiring employees with disabilities at a rate that’s higher than it’s been in decades, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.

  • OPM nominee to focus on improving security review process, veteran hiring

    A Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday from retired Rear Adm. Earl Gay on his nomination to be the Office of Personnel’s first deputy director in three years.