Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management Kiran Ahuja speaks during a roundtable with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and federal workers on Oct. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images).

Kiran Ahuja to step down as OPM director

Ahuja has served as Office of Personnel Management director since June 2021 and is the first Asian American woman to lead the agency.
NASA Artemis astronaut candidates attend their graduation ceremony at Johnson Space Center in Houston on March 5, 2024. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP via Getty Images)

NASA and OPM take steps to modernize astronaut applications

The Office of Personnel Management has partnered again with the space agency to introduce existing online capabilities for astronaut applications.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., listens during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Feb. 1, 2022, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Bonnie Cash/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Senate bill pushes agencies on stronger telework oversight

The Telework Transparency Act from Sens. Peters and Ernst requires agencies to bolster data collection on telework policies and monitor how those policies impact performance.