The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was established in 1978. It took on many of the functions of the Civil Service Commission. OPM handles the federal merit system for personnel, including hiring, pay, promotion, health and retirement benefits.
Telephone: 202-606-1800 (general inquiries); 888-767-6738 (retirement)
Submit a question (general inquiries): https://www.opm.gov/faqs/submitquestion.aspx
Submit a question (retirement): firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal mail: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20415-1000
Government Documents has a partial collection of OPM publications. Included are:
Pamphlets (PM 1.10:) Publications providing explanatory material about pay, retirement benefits, survivors' benefits, etc.
Management (formerly Civil service journal) (PM 1.11/2:)
Notice and posting system (formerly Federal personnel manual) (PM 1.14/4:)
The Government Documents collection has a number of congressional hearings, reports, and documents concerning federal personnel issues. You can search for these in ProQuest Congressional and U.S. Congressional Serial Set. Please ask a librarian for assistance in locating the hearings, reports, and documents in our collection.