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Beyer Calls For Action After Federal Worker Hack

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Washington, June 5, 2015 | Tia Shuyler (202-225-4376) | comments
Congressman Don Beyer today urged the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to take all steps necessary to protect current and former federal employee data and help any federal workers take necessary precautionary measures in wake of news that hackers had compromised OPM data in December 2014. 

“It is shocking to hear that four million public servants had their personal financial information exposed and OPM went months without alerting them.  Our federal workforce keeps the country running; their personal information should be treated with the utmost importance and security,” said Rep. Beyer. “OPM needs to do what they should have done weeks ago and personally contact each current and former employee impacted and provide all of their resources to help our civil servants deal with this intrusion. My office has reached out to with OPM and is ready to help the 77,000 federal employees in the 8th District navigate this process.”

OPM first learned of the data breach in April after implementing new cybersecurity procedures. Federal employees were only alerted this week that their valuable personal financial data may be at risk.

Federal employees can learn more at: http://goo.gl/w8zIEC
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