Federal Manager's Daily Report

As part of a government wide crack down on non-accredited

or bunk credentials in federal hiring and advancement, the

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Office of Personnel Management is repeating last summer’s

diploma mill seminars in the month of May.


OPM said it is revising employment and background

investigation forms so as to distinguish between accredited

and non-accredited institutions, and that it has also

authorized additional staff for its center for federal

investigative services, which would have an adjudication

role and conduct follow-up services on personnel

background investigations regarding questionable

academic credentials.


OPM will hold seminars May 5 and May 7 at its Washington

headquarters to train additional federal HR and personnel

security staff and re-train OPM staff engaged in

evaluating job applications for other federal agencies.