OPM establishes new IT career paths

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The Office of Personnel Management has established a formal career path for information technology program managers and IT project managers, according to a recent memo.

In a memo last month, OPM encouragesd agencies to use the new title as soon as possible “to recruit, select and develop a cadre of high-performing IT program managers,” the memo said. Agencies have a year to align their standards with those provided by OPM.

Under the administration’s IT reform plan, OPM was charged with designing a career path by this month.

According to OPM’s definitions, a program manager is responsible for managing one or more major, multi-year IT initiatives and is accountable for the overall success of the program. An IT project manager directly manages a project to provide a unique service of product. Both are included in the IT management series. Agencies have a year to align their standards with those provided by OPM’s.

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  1. Public Servant on

    Best efficiency and effectiveness initiative I have seen in 37 years. Thank you. How does one apply for the program? Is it on-line? When does the school house open?

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