About Open Government
On December 8, 2009, the White House issued a memorandum, the Open Government Directive (external link), requiring agencies to take immediate, specific action to achieve key milestones in transparency, participation, and collaboration.
An Open Government is one that is transparent, participatory, and collaborative. Sharing data and information, hearing and implementing ideas, and engaging in an ongoing conversation with employees and the public not only increase our own accountability but also build trust with the American people. Listening and building upon ideas shared by others enables us to become more innovative, effective, and efficient in the work we do. OPM is committed to fostering an environment that values openness – openness is inherent in our organizational values and strategic plan. As a result, together we will be able to successfully reach our goals – hire the best, respect the workforce, expect the best, and honor service – to fulfill our mission: “Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People