Developments at OPM: On April 29, 2019, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management issued a final rule in the Federal Register concerning religious compensatory time.
Developments at OPM: On January 10, 2019, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued new guidance to clarify the effects of the ongoing furlough on federal employees' use-or-lose annual leave.
Developments at OPM: On October 10, 2018, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued Interpretive Guidance on implementation of Section 5 of Executive Order 13,839. OPM's Interpretive Guidance clarifies some aspects of how Section 5--the provision limiting modification of federal personnel records in settlement--should be applied.
Developments at OPM: On July 13, 2017, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register (82 Fed.Reg. 32,263-32,281). The Proposed Rule implements recent legislation modifying the legal structure for administrative leave for federal employees.
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Developments at OPM: On May 2, 2016, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a Proposed Rule with Request for Comments in the Federal Register, 81 Fed.Reg. 26,173-26,175. This proposed rule is part of the Administration's larger "ban the box" initiative to avoid deterring applicants with criminal records or negative credit history from applying for federal positions.
Developments at OPM: On June 5, 2015, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) jointly published a Final Rule in the Federal Register (80 Fed.Reg. 32,244-32,265). The Final Rule implemented updated regulations for agencies to designate positions as "national security positions"--and potentially excluding affected positions from Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights. The Final Rule is effective July 6, 2015.