U.S. Government Manual 2008-2009 Edition: Office of Personnel Management
U.S. Government Printing Office
[Excerpt] The Office of Personnel Management administers a merit system to ensure compliance with personnel laws and regulations and assists agencies in recruiting, examining, and promoting people on the basis of their knowledge and skills, regardless of their race, religion, sex, political influence, or other nonmerit factors. Its role is to provide guidance to agencies in operating human resources programs which effectively support their missions and to provide an array of personnel services to applicants and employees. The Office supports Government program managers in their human resources management responsibilities and provides benefits to employees, retirees, employed annuitants, and their survivors.
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