USPS health insurance marketplace launch gives OPM plenty to do in a busy 2023.
The Postal Service Reform Act requires OPM to set up a separate insurance marketplace for USPS employees and retirees within the Federal Employee Health Benefits program by January 2025. As it prepares for an open enrollment in late 2024, OPM officials are prioritizing this project. Read more
OPM makes no progress with retirement backlog to start 2023.
OPM started 2023 with a rise in its retirement claims processing backlog by 3,262. In January, OPM received 12,404 claims, an almost 7,000 increase compared to December. OPM only processed 9,142, leaving the inventory backlog at the highest level since October with 24,858 claims. Read more
Zero trust presents ‘doable’ security goals, State Department CIO says.
State Department is working to enhance its internal cybersecurity and promote more efficient technology practices across its global operations. Read more