FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, a vendor makes change for a marijuana customer at a cannabis marketplace in Los Angeles. Voters in four states could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, setting the stage for a watershed year for the industry that could snowball into neighboring states as well as reshape policy on Capitol Hill. The Nov. 3, 2020, contests will take place in markedly different regions of the country, New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana and approval of the proposals would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation's deep political divide. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Past marijuana use doesn’t rule out federal jobs for applicants, OPM says

Agencies can’t automatically rule out federal employment opportunities for an applicant or appointee based on their past marijuana use, the Office of Personnel…

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With widespread interest in ‘burrowing,’ OPM offers up a few reminders

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Federal employees who telework are happier and more engaged at work, OPM says

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OPM says it’ll help agencies re-skill federal employees for jobs of the future

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OPM reorganization

Agencies see ‘workforce reshaping’ as opportunity for professional development, not necessarily RIFs

The Trump administration’s push to reorganize government and reshape the federal workforce is prompting agencies to think about the work they do and the…

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IT modernization

OPM signs off on hiring flexibilities to help agencies recruit IT modernization experts

The Office of Personnel Management authorized a special Schedule A hiring authority to help agencies bring on specific professionals for their IT modernization…

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Why OPM is warning against DoD reclaiming the security clearance process

In a special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explores how a small provision in the 2018 defense authorization bill could have major repercussions on the background investigations backlog and could put the future of the National Background Investigations Bureau in question.

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