OPM Updates its Strategic Plan

OPM updated its strategic plan this week. Here are the new operational goals that relate to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program:

  • Establish a working group with OPM’s Office of the Inspector General and develop steps to strengthen the controls and oversight of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program pharmacy benefits by July 1, 2008. (B-46)
  • Develop and communicate clear documentation requirements for carrier compliance with health benefits related audit findings by August 1, 2008. (B-49)

While the strategic plan includes legislative initiatives such as a short term disability program, the Federal Times reports that

At a Feb. 29 press conference on her department’s priorities, [OPM Director Linda] Springer acknowledged that it will be tough to get any bills passed during the Bush administration’s final, lame-duck year.