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Government Documents - Office of Personnel Management: Office of Personnel Management

Information about our collection of OPM and Civil Service Commission publications.

About the agency

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.

Contact the OPM:

Telephone: 202-606-1800 (general inquiries); 888-767-6738 (retirement)

Submit a question (general inquiries):

Submit a question (retirement):

Postal mail: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20415-1000


Our holdings

Government Documents has a partial collection of OPM publications. Included are:

Salary tables and related information (PM 1.9:) General schedules (GS) and locality pay tables and other wage and salary information. GS tables going back to 1949 are also available.

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.

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