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Katherine Archuleta

Director of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta is former director of the Office of Personnel Management. She is the first Latina to lead the agency and has dedicated herself to being a champion of a diverse, engaged and inclusive federal workforce. Archuleta began her career in public service as a school teacher in Denver. She has worked for two Denver mayors, founded nonprofit organizations and was a key administrator for the departments of Transportation, Energy and Labor.
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LGBT Pride Month: Celebrating Every Member of the Federal Family

June 4, 2015 As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, I want to proudly reinforce my continued commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of our federal family, and recognize the incredible contributions this community has made in service to the American people. We better serve the American people when our federal...

OPM Lab Takes the Lead on Innovation

May 26, 2015 Our federal workforce is talented, passionate, and creative. To harness this spirit of ingenuity, the Office of Personnel Management created the Lab@OPM to help agencies translate the creativity of their employees into innovative action. A recent project with Food and Nutrition Services at the Agriculture Department shows how the Lab@OPM...

4 Reasons to Take the Survey

May 14, 2015 Real change in the workplace comes from the bottom up. Each employee has important feedback to give and now is the time for your voice to be heard. The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey provides senior leaders and managers with data that shows what works well and what needs to be...

Throwing Out the First Pitch to Salute Public Service

May 4, 2015 Tonight is the Washington Nationals' “Salute to Public Service” game, and I’m excited to share the names of the five federal employees I’ve asked to join me on the field when I throw out the first pitch. For this year’s Public Service Recognition Week, the Office of Personnel Management, with...

OPM's New Educational Alliance

April 24, 2015 We know from the Office of Personnel Management's research that federal employees are well-educated and many hold multiple college and university degrees. They love to learn and often don’t consider their educations complete just because they work for the federal government. That is why I am excited to announce a...

A Guide for Working Families

April 17, 2015 In his memorandum for modernizing federal leave, the president wrote, “Men and women both need time to care for their families and should have access to workplace flexibilities that help them succeed at work and at home. Offering family leave and other workplace flexibilities to parents can help achieve the...

Ensuring Women a Seat at Every Table

April 7, 2015 I am excited to release an insightful report on Women in federal service, which draws on the Office of Personnel Management’s deep reservoir of data to shine a light on opportunities for women in federal service. One of my top priorities as director of OPM is to make sure women...

Meeting the Needs of Women in the Workplace

March 30, 2015 As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I want to highlight the Office of Personnel Management’s commitment to ensuring that all women—and men—are offered the flexibilities they need to be productive, satisfied members of the Federal workforce. OPM encourages agencies to help their employees balance the needs of their lives inside...

Building Inclusive Diversity: More Than Numbers

March 17, 2015 My passion for building a federal workforce that looks like the America we serve is not just about numbers. It is about the American people benefiting from the talent, the wisdom, the experience, and the insights of people from every community in this great country. We need that diversity at...

Focus on Disabilities: Making the President's Vision Come to Life

January 2, 2015 Four years ago, President Obama signed an executive order stressing the importance of hiring people with disabilities into the federal government. He set a goal of hiring 100,000 people with disabilities. I am proud to say that we are more than halfway toward reaching that milestone. The Office of Personnel...