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Open Recommendations (65 total)

Federal Hiring: USA Staffing System Supports Hiring Needs, but Actions Are Needed to Strengthen Training and Program Management

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Office of Personnel Management The Director of OPM should ensure the Associate Director of OPM's Human Resources Solutions promotes the quality of USA Staffing IAA data by documenting timeframes for recording IAA data in OPM's Delphi system and manual records. (Recommendation 4)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Office of Personnel Management The Director of OPM should ensure the Associate Director of OPM's Human Resources Solutions promotes the quality of USA Staffing IAA data by documenting procedures to ensure IAA data housed in different repositories are consistent. (Recommendation 5)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Federal Hiring: USA Staffing System Supports Hiring Needs, but Actions Are Needed to Strengthen Training and Program Management

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Office of Personnel Management The Director of OPM should ensure the Associate Director of OPM's Human Resources Solutions promotes the quality of USA Staffing IAA data by documenting roles and responsibilities of key personnel responsible for IAA data management in USA Staffing manual records. (Recommendation 3)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Federal Software Licenses: Agencies Need to Take Action to Achieve Additional Savings

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Office of Personnel Management The Director of OPM should ensure that the agency compares the inventories of software licenses that are currently in use with information on purchased licenses to identify opportunities to reduce costs and better inform investment decision making for its widely used licenses on a regular basis. At a minimum, it should consistently implement its procedures for comparing the inventories of licenses in use to purchase records. (Recommendation 14)
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The Office of Personnel Management concurred with this recommendation. As of March 2024, the agency stated that OPM's efforts to compare the inventory of current software licenses with information on purchased licenses are in progress. We will continue to monitor the department's efforts to fully implement this recommendation.

Federal Software Licenses: Agencies Need to Take Action to Achieve Additional Savings

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Office of Personnel Management The Director of OPM should ensure that the agency consistently tracks software licenses that are currently in use for its widely used licenses by, at a minimum, consistently implementing its procedures for tracking license usage. (Recommendation 13)
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The Office of Personnel Management concurred with this recommendation. When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Paid Parental Leave: OPM Should Take Steps to Further Raise Awareness of the Program

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Office of Personnel Management The Director of OPM should update the 2015 Handbook on Leave and Workplace Flexibilities for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care and associated fact sheets on its "Leave Administration" webpage to include current and accurate paid parental leave information. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Federal Workforce: Actions Needed to Improve the Transfer of Personnel Security Clearances and Other Vetting Determinations

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Office of Personnel Management The Director of the Office of Personnel Management should develop and implement supplemental policies to ensure that federal agencies consistently share information with other agencies attempting to grant suitability, fitness, and credentialing reciprocity. (Recommendation 7)
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OPM concurred with this recommendation. OPM stated that it will develop and implement policies that promote timely information sharing among agencies by building on Trusted Workforce 2.0 policies that have emphasized information sharing. We will continue to follow-up on the status of this recommendation.

Federal Workforce: Actions Needed to Improve the Transfer of Personnel Security Clearances and Other Vetting Determinations

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Office of Personnel Management The Director of the Office of Personnel Management, in coordination with the Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, should develop and implement a plan to ensure that current and future IT systems used for personnel vetting contain complete and accurate information required to make suitability, fitness, and credentialing reciprocity determinations. (Recommendation 5)
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OPM concurred with this recommendation. While OPM did not specifically state how it would address this recommendation, it agreed that enhancements to the reciprocity system are needed to improve the mobility of individuals. OPM also stated that it will continue to work with DCSA regarding the requirements for the National Background Investigation Services IT system. We will continue to follow-up on the status of this recommendation.

Artificial Intelligence: Agencies Have Begun Implementation but Need to Complete Key Requirements

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Office of Personnel Management The Director of OPM should ensure that the agency (a) establishes or updates and improves an existing occupational series with AI-related positions; (b) establishes an estimated number of AI-related positions, by federal agency; and, based on the estimate, (c) prepares a 2-year and 5-year forecast of the number of federal employees in these positions, in accordance with federal law. (Recommendation 4)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Artificial Intelligence: Agencies Have Begun Implementation but Need to Complete Key Requirements

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Office of Personnel Management The Director of OPM should ensure that the agency develops a plan to either achieve consistency with EO 13960 section 5 for each AI application or retires AI applications found to be developed or used in a manner that is not consistent with the order. (Recommendation 7)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.