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Updates on OPM Cybersecurity Incident

November 1, 2016

 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that federal employees and retirees who were affected by the first-announced cyberattack on federal personnel records (announced June 4, 2015) and who signed up for credit monitoring with Winvale/CSID must now re-enroll with another company, ID EXPERTS, to continue to receive monitoring services. OPM’s contract with Winvale/CSID will expire December 1, 2016.

 ID EXPERTS is the credit monitoring/identity theft contractor offering services for those individuals affected by the second-announced cyberattack – the breach of OPM’s background/security clearance records (July 9, 2015). Individuals who are already enrolled with ID EXPERTS will not need to take any action.

 OPM will notify those individuals who must re-enroll by letter in the near future. Complete information can be found at OPM’s website, https://www.opm.gov/cybersecurity/personnel-records/.  

 We are offering you, and any of your dependent minor children who were under the age of 18 as of July 1, 2015, a comprehensive suite of credit and identity monitoring, identity theft insurance, and identity restoration services. The Government initially announced the provision of services for approximately a three year period which was set to end on December 31, 2018 for those impacted by the background investigation records data incident. In late 2015, the President signed into law a provision which will extend identity protection coverage to a period of not less than 10 years for those who were impacted by the background investigation records incident, as well as a separate but related incident involving personnel records. OPM is working to implement this extended 10-year period.

 Because this information is being updated on a regular basis, please click on the link provided or go to www.narfe.org for the most current report.  OPM has also set up a webpage which is described at the links provided here.

http://www.narfe.org/legislation/action.cfm?ID=3835

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