A detailed discussion of OPM’s major activities and key initiatives is found on our website at our home page www.opm.gov or the Human Resource Focus Area at http://hr.performance.gov/, or in our Annual Performance Report at http://www.opm.gov/gpra/opmgpra/.

Here is a brief description of our key activities:

Here is a brief description of our key initiatives:

Over the last few years, the Federal government has made critical advances in reforming the security clearance process. While there is still work to be done, individuals seeking to work for the Federal government now face a substantially different clearance experience than they did just a few years ago. The IRTPA, signed into law in 2004, challenged the Federal government to address longstanding coordination problems that unnecessarily affected the timeliness and quality of security clearances. IRTPA required all agencies to complete 90 percent of their security clearances in an average of 60 days, which includes 40 days to complete the investigation (generally OPM's responsibility) and 20 days to adjudicate the investigation (responsibility of employing agency). At the time IRTPA was enacted, the government-wide average was 205 days for both investigation and adjudication. As a result of actions taken to meet the objectives of IRTPA, the average speed to process security clearances has been reduced to 40 days.

Improve Access to Healthcare: This OPM strategic goal to addresses the newly enacted responsibilities given to OPM by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the ACA, OPM is responsible for contracting with at least two issuers to offer Multi-State Plans (MSPs) that will provide health insurance options through Affordable Insurance Exchanges beginning in 2014. Multi-State plans will be one of several health insurance options that individuals and small employers will be able to choose from. In total Affordable Insurance Exchanges are expected to provide health insurance coverage for as many as 25 million Americans. OPM is actively preparing to contract for the insurance packages required by the Act, and will contract for them in fiscal year 2013. Through another ACA program, employees of participating tribes and tribal organizations are offered health insurance within the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program (FEHBP). We plan to offer Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) coverage by the end of fiscal year 2013. This responsibility brings unique challenges as it requires OPM for the first time to interact with up to 600 outside entities and enroll a large non-federal population.