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An Update on the OPM Cyber Breach

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In the wake of the most recent data breach of Equifax, FLEOA has provided an update on the June 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to include claims, lawsuits and legislation.

Federal Circuit Reverses MSPB Order to Repay OPM Overpayment

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After the Merit Systems Protection Board found that a retired federal employee failed to prove that the recovery of overpaid benefits from the Federal Employee Retirement System (“FERS”) would be against equity and good conscience, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the MSPB’s decision, finding that the Administrative Judge’s analysis (which the full Board accepted) was not supported by substantial evidence, was erroneous, and that recovery of the overpayment was unconscionable given the “inexplicable” three-year delay by OPM to finalize the retiree’s benefits, and the additional four-year delay between the retiree’s request for reconsideration and OPM’s decision. 

OPM Acting Director Pays Special Tribute to Public Servants

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Public Service Recognition Week gives the public seven days in May each year to honor federal, state and local government employees while acknowledging the vast array of benefits they provide to the American public.

OPM Announces CHCO Council Changes

In a memo entitled “Chief Human Capital Officers and Council Future Composition,” sent to all federal agency and department heads, new U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) director Jeff Pon announced that he will increasingly consult with members of the CHCO Council (the body comprised of federal agencies’ Chief Human Capital Officers), in keeping with a view of the body as more decisional than informational.

OPM Lands CIO from the Pentagon

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The Defense Department’s Principal Deputy CIO, David DeVries, is leaving the Pentagon to run OPM’s IT department.

OPM Receives First Confirmed Director Since July 2015

Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed by voice vote Jeff Pon, President Trump’s choice to serve as the new director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the agency tasked with overseeing the administrative and human resources needs of the federal workforce.

Retirement: What’s Your Plan?

With increased longevity and medical advancements, many Federal employees are concerned about the possibility of outliving their savings. And when it comes to retirement, you want to enjoy it—and that means you want to be prepared. There are many considerations to think about in retirement besides your living expenses, such as where you live, family support, your health, and the rising costs of care. That’s why it’s so important to plan now for any long term care you may need.

Security Clearances Set to Get Even Pricier

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As the National Background Investigation Bureau (NBIB) moves into initial and then full operating capability in the next two years, agencies will see the price of security clearances steadily rise.

Social Media Could Cost You Your Clearance

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With the announcement Friday that investigators will now comb the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts of security clearance applicants, social media has officially graduated from mere child’s play to a valuable character assessment tool. 

The Benefits of Long Term Care Insurance Are Invaluable

While many federal employees may question whether long term insurance is worth the cost, they may ultimately realize that the emotional and financial reassurance of having this protection may offer value that outweighs the cost of premiums.

The Benefits of Long Term Care Insurance Are Invaluable

While many federal employees may question whether long term insurance is worth the cost, they may ultimately realize that the emotional and financial reassurance of having this protection may offer value that outweighs the cost of premiums.

The Benefits of Long Term Care Insurance Are Invaluable

While many federal employees may question whether long term insurance is worth the cost, they may ultimately realize that the emotional and financial reassurance of having this protection may offer value that outweighs the cost of premiums.

This Week on FEDtalk

Two Opportunities for You

Tune in to the next episode of FEDtalk on Friday, November 30th, 2018, to hear the latest from Shane Canfield, CEO of WAEPA, who will be discussing the company’s new offerings, and what federal employees should be thinking about, with Open Season in full swing. Also on the program will be Senior Executives Association President Bill Valdez discussing the upcoming 2018 Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit, to be held on December 13, 2018.

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Hear it from FLEOA

An Update on the OPM Cyber Breach

In the wake of the most recent data breach of Equifax, FLEOA has provided an update on the June 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to include claims, lawsuits and legislation.

Read more ...
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