United States Office of Personnel Management

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Saddling Posterity with Debt

“We believe–or we act as if we believed–that although an individual father cannot alienate the labor of his son, the aggregate body of fathers may alienate the labor of all their sons, of their posterity, in the aggregate, and oblige them to pay for all the enterprises, just or unjust, profitable or ruinous, into which our vices, our passions or our personal interests may lead us. But I trust that this proposition needs only to be looked at by an American to be seen in its true point of view, and that we shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves; and consequently within what may be deemed the period of a generation, or the life of the majority.” 

~Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813


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United States Office of Personnel Management



United States Office of Personnel Management



The U.S. Office of Personnel Management


Office of Personnel Management

“…The current Federal Government civilian workforce is approximately 1.8 million employees (not counting postal workers). The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is the President’s agent and advisor for the Government’s human resources management systems. OPM’s key responsibility is to ensure these systems support agencies in recruiting, hiring and retaining the merit-based, high-quality, diverse workforce necessary to meet the needs of the American people.

OPM’s strategy is to provide human capital leadership and services for all agencies, in a manner that blends and balances flexibility and consistency across Government. Specifically, our strategy is to serve the interests of the Government as a single employer by sustaining essential Governmentwide values, such as merit system principles and accountability, veterans’ preference, workforce diversity and family-friendly policies. And, at the same time, we equip agencies with the flexible policies and systems necessary to recruit, retain, train and manage employees in a manner appropriate to each agency’s unique needs. We also administer Governmentwide compensation, earned employee benefits and automated information systems. These systems help attract and retain high-quality employees and serve the Government’s best interests as an employer, offering economies-of-scale only available when designed and managed on a Governmentwide basis. We provide assistance and services to agencies through an effective and efficient mix of appropriated, trust and reimbursable funds.

In carrying out its functions, OPM relies heavily on its own expert staff, broadly applied cutting-edge technology and effective partnerships with a wide range of stakeholder groups who represent many points of view. These include: Federal agencies and their employees; employee unions; professional and management associations; Federal annuitants and their organizations; job-seekers; veterans and their service organizations; minorities, women, and persons with disabilities and their organizations; colleges and universities and their organizations; and insurance carriers.



The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) mission is to helpagencies build an effective Federal civilian workforce based on
merit system principles. OPM leads Federal agencies in the
strategic management of their human resources, proposes and
implements human resources management policy, and provides

agencies with ongoing advice and technical assistance to implement

these policies and initiatives. OPM also supports veterans’

preference in Federal hiring and manages the process for personnel

security and background checks for suitability and national

security clearances. OPM continues to honor the Government’s

commitment to employees by managing the trust funds that

support the retirement and insurance benefits they earn, and

delivering excellent benefit services and support to civil servants

both during and after their Federal careers. The 2010 Budget

will permit OPM to pursue long-term human capital strategies

that deliver results and enhance the values of the civil service.

New human resources management strategies will streamline

the Federal hiring process, decrease time to hire, and change

how Federal employees’ job performance is evaluated. …”



United States Office of Personnel Mangement

“…The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is an independent agency of the United States government that manages the civil service of the federal government. The current Director is John Berry and the Deputy Director is Christine Griffin. 


OPM was originally founded as the United States Civil Service Commission by the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883. The commission was abolished and replaced by OPM on 1 January 1979 following the passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1978 (43 F.R. 36037, 92 Stat. 3783). 



The OPM is partially responsible for maintaining the appearance of independence and neutrality in the Administrative Law System. While technically the employees of the agencies they work for, Administrative Law Judges (or ALJs) are hired exclusively by the Office of Personnel Management, effectively removing any discretional employment procedures from the other agencies. The Office of Personnel Management uses a rigorous selection process which ranks the top three candidates for each ALJ vacancy, and then makes a selection from those candidates, generally awarding an extreme preference toward any United States veteran who is a candidate. 

The OPM is also responsible for a large part of the management of security clearances(Federal Investigative Services Division aka FISD conducts these investigations) for the United States Government. Separate programs for each executive department have gradually been merged into a single, Government-wide clearance system. the OPM is responsible for investigating individuals to give them Secret and Top Secret clearances. SCI compartments, however 


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Good luck. The American “boomer” generation in particular, is just about the biggest group of selfish, nearsighted, pissy-pants wastrels in history. What they don’t ruin for their children, they’ll simply use up.

Mostly the New Left baby boomers now in Congress, Senate and White House staff are as you describe–looters and moouchers.

I want the political class to shut down and close permanently ten Federal Government departments and several agencies of the Federal Government.

The Progressive Radical Socialists only want to grow and expand the Federal Government and create government dependency.

The time for a new political party favoring limited government is now.

Join the Second American Revolution.

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