Office of Personnel Management

Sex Scandals, Personal Secrets Potentially Exposed By US Data HackDeeply personal information submitted by U.S. intelligence and military personnel for security clearances - mental illnesses, drug and alcohol use, past arrests, bankruptcies and more - is in the hands of hackers linked to China, officials say.
4 Million Federal Employees Affected in Massive Government Data BreachThe Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records, the Associated Press has learned.
Ex-Background Investigator Pleads Guilty A former background investigator who did work under contract for the Office of Personnel Management has pleaded guilty to falsifying his work.
GOP Senator Files Suit To Force Congress, Staff To Buy ObamacareSen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is filing a lawsuit that would force Congress and its staffers to purchase their insurance from the federal health care exchanges without exemptions carved out by the Office of Personnel Management.
Final Rule Lets Feds in D.C. Area Run For Office Federal employees living in the District of Columbia and its surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs now are able to run for local electoral office without worrying about violating the Hatch Act as long as they are an independent.
Feds Re-Evaluating Security Clearance Access For EmployeesFederal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation's security clearance system, including the process of re-evaluating the behavior of employees and contractors who have access to sensitive information, according to testimony at a Senate hearing Thursday.
GOP Senators Announce Legislation To Reverse 'Obamacare' Exemptions For Government OfficialsTwo Republican senators have announced their plan for legislation that would require that all members of Congress, the president, vice president and all political appointees in the administration to purchase their health insurance from the “Obamacare” exchanges without taxpayer subsidies.
Storm to Test Federal Government Leave PoliciesThe nation's capital is bracing for its first major snowstorm since a fast-moving storm in January 2011 that left some people stuck in traffic for 8 hours or more.
Ex-FEMA Official Pleads Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Conflict Case With Gallup The former director of human resources at the Federal Emergency Management Agency pleaded guilty Tuesday to negotiating a job for himself at the Gallup Organization while he was supervising Gallup's multimillion-dollar contract with FEMA.
Federal Employees Can Take Unscheduled Leave TuesdayFederal employees in the Washington area will once again have the option of taking the day off.
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