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CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 11/4/2011

Friday, November 4, 2011
Kathryn M. Medina, Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officer Council
CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 11/4/2011


Bulletin Announcements for week ending November 4, 2011    

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – All Calendar Items can be found on

Next Full Council Meeting – Annual Public Meeting
November 8th (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
The American Institute of Architects

1735 New York Ave. NW


Next Deputy Council Meeting
November 22nd (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Pendleton Room, 5th Floor, OPM


Do you have a course to share with HR University?

Many Federal Agencies do a terrific job creating web or classroom based  courses to train staff and managers. We want to increase the number of Government owned courses on HRU so we can diversify our catalog offerings and share the wealth of  knowledge that exists across all Federal Agencies. Please have your Agency Learning Officers or other designated staff contact Lina Woo at so we can work with you to share your courses on HRU!

Does your Agency know about HR University?

We are happy to come to your Agency lunch and learns, workshops or other training sessions to demo HR University to your staff.   You provide the audience and we will do the rest!

Attention: These Announcements May Contain Action Items and/or Deadlines. PLEASE READ!!



Agencies are reminded to continue to apply the freeze on discretionary award, bonuses, and similar payments for political appointees in FY 2012 in accordance with the OPM and OMB guidance memorandum on awards in FYs 2011 and 2012 at (see paragraph 7 in this memo).  Although the President’s August 3, 2010, memorandum freezing discretionary awards, bonuses, and similar payments for political appointees applied through the end of FY 2011, the OPM and OMB awards guidance memorandum extended this freeze through the end of FY 2012.



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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT….(OPM Memos can be found here)


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