Of course, this particular fooforaw may be a tempest in a teapot: OPM may rule that they can offer subsidies to staffers.
Farrell said that OPM never addressed the concerns her department issued, and has yet to fix their process of collecting data.
OPM read the essay, she wrote to Pearce, and had a sudden change of heart.
Soon an OPM investigator contacted me about my clearance renewal.
“OPM is prohibited from making the standards any stricter than what was set by the law,” the statement said.
Some say there are systematic problems with the methods OPM uses to carry out its clearance investigations.
And OPM often comes across more as a caricature of a religious conservative than as a real one.