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Office of Personnel Management

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Agency overview


To recruit, retain and honor a world-class force to serve the American people.

Current priorities

  • Make searching and applying for federal jobs easier and faster
  • Conduct background investigations
  • Provide government-wide administration of retirement benefits and services
  • Oversee all policy created to support federal human resource departments


OPM is composed of six program divisions and a multitude of support offices. A sample of OPM’s offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

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The Best Places to Work rankings measure employee satisfaction and commitment and draws on responses from nearly 376,000 federal employees across 371 federal agencies and subcomponents. In the 2013 edition, OPM ranked 8th out of 23 mid-size agencies.Learn more