Katherine Archuleta

  • OPM Director Katherine Archuleta on phased retirement, boosting morale and diversity

    The Office of Personnel Management hopes to complete final regulations for phased retirement by October, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said during an exclusive online chat with Federal News Radio. Archuleta also joined Your Turn with Mike Causey, where she discussed employee morale and engagement and strengthening federal diversity initiatives.

  • The VA controversy and the state of the civil service

    Debra Roth, partner at Shaw Bransford and Roth will discuss what’s happening at the VA and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues. May 28, 2014

  • OPM expanding HRstat to help agencies parse workforce data

    In a memo to agency chief human capital officers, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said eight additional agencies have signed on HRstat. The data-driven review sessions aim to help agencies better parse out HR data and trends and use them to assess their performance.

  • OPM restarts awards program for senior executives

    OPM will accept nominations for the 2014 Presidential Rank Awards through June 5, according to a memo to the heads of federal agencies from OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. Last year, the Obama administration canceled the awards program, which recognizes members of the Senior Executive Service for extraordinary service, citing tight budgets.

  • Agency leaders ‘on a mission’ to pump up employee morale

    Federal employees are growing increasingly frustrated with budget cuts, stagnant pay levels and a negative perception of the federal bureaucracy, government surveys reveal. At a townhall event hosted by the Partnership for Public Service, the heads of the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Labor say they’re getting the message.

  • The OPM budget memo, RIFs, and buyouts

    Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss OMB’s budget guidance memo, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will give us an update on Public Service Recognition Week. May 7, 2014

  • Hearing weighs causes of, solutions to low morale in federal workforce

    Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce, hosted a hearing Tuesday to discuss the low morale of federal employees and explore possible solutions for agencies seeking to improve it.

  • Despite uptick in retirement claims, OPM reduces backlog by 2K

    The Office of Personnel Management received 8,047 new retirement claims in April, which is about 1,500 more than the 6,500 it projected that it would receive for that month.

  • Mike Causey, Lauren Larson, Federal News Radio

    Public Service Recognition Week kicked off yesterday with a 5K run in Anacostia Park and a social media campaign to say thank you in 140 characters. This year’s theme is “Proud to Serve.” Director of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta told Federal News’s Radio’s Mike Causey and Lauren Larson why she thinks this week is important. Read Federal News Radio’s related article.

  • Archuleta: Feds’ hard work needs to be recognized

    Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta tells Federal News Radio that federal workers deserve the attention they receive during Public Service Recognition Week.