To build a high quality and diverse federal workforce based on merit system principles that America needs to guarantee freedom, promote prosperity and ensure the security of this great nation. OPM serves as the corporate human resources organization for the federal government.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Field locations of highest concentration of OPM employees: California, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri and Pennsylvania.
The Office of Personnel Management ranked 8th out of agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 65.8.
OPM is currently working on initiatives to help streamline the federal hiring process and enhance job seekers’ experience in applying for federal employment. OPM’s USAJOBS web portal is a state-of-the art jobs database and information system that simplifies the federal job search process so citizens can easily search for employment opportunities throughout the federal government. OPM is also developing strategies to expand recruitment and outreach programs to colleges/universities, veteran’s organizations, and professional organizations and associations to attract well-qualified and diverse applicant pools. In addition, OPM is actively engaged in improving telework, health and wellness, and other workplace programs to enhance the quality of work/life for both OPM employees and federal employees.
OPM utilizes recruitment bonuses and student loan repayments to attract top level candidates. In FY 2007 and 2008, OPM granted six recruitment bonuses totaling approximately $52,000 and 10 student loan repayments for that same period totaling $83,000.
OPM is recruiting for individuals having the skills to help the federal government hire and retain a diverse and highly-qualified workforce. Hiring priorities focus on recruiting individuals who can provide human capital advice and leadership, develop human resource policies, and hold agencies accountable for their human capital practices and upholding the merit system principles; administer retirement and insurance programs affecting millions of employees and their families/beneficiaries; conduct background investigations on job applicants and federal employees; and deliver a variety of human resources products and services to agencies including leadership development and training, staffing and recruiting, organizational assessments, and training and management assistance. Priority occupational specialties include investigative personnel, human resource professionals and management/program analysts.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
Designed to help a broad audience of job seekers, policy makers and agency leaders, Where the Jobs Are identifies nearly 273,000 mission-critical employment opportunities that will be available in the federal government from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2012.