Office of Personnel Management

http://www.opm.gov/

M-13-13 Milestone 9 - November 30th 2015

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Leading Indicators

These indicators are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

Review Status complete
Reviewer Justin Grimes
Last Updated January 11, 2016, 2:48 pm EST by Justin Grimes

Assessment Summary

Office of Personnel Management should be applauded for substantial growth in cataloging public datasets and in cataloging non-public, restricted public, and public datasets in their enterprise data inventory

Office of Personnel Management needs to address the following issues: 1) "provided a person and contact information for some but not all of the required data points of contact" 2) Provide a transparent, two-way feedback mechanism. The current link on opm.gov/data to "Submit a question or request for data" directs users to a FAQ's page, with no ability to ask a question or provide feedback. A link to an email is not a two-way feedback mechanism; better examples are a GitHub, StackExchange, IdeaScale, or other site where public feedback and government response can both be posted.

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

Dataset Link Quality

Best Practice: Office of Personnel Management has been highlighted for demonstrating a best practice on the Enterprise Data Inventory indicator

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
702 Number of Datasets
6 Number of APIs
Schedule Delivered Crawl details
1 Bureaus represented
8 Programs represented
603 Number of public datasets
56 Number of restricted public datasets
43 Number of non-public datasets
Inventory > Public listing
12.5% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
110 Spot Check - datasets listed by search engine
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
100% License specified Crawl details

Best Practice: Office of Personnel Management has been highlighted for demonstrating a best practice on the Public Data Listing indicator

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
702 Number of Datasets Crawl details
34 Number of Collections Crawl details
497 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
6 Number of APIs Crawl details
788 Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
564 Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
209 Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
13 Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
2 Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
12.5% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
100% Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by data.gov
7863 Views on data.gov for the quarter
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Description of feedback mechanism delivered Crawl details
Data release is prioritized through public engagement
Feedback loop is closed, 2 way communication
See below Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
https://www.opm.gov/blogs/openopm
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Data Publication Process Delivered Crawl details
Information that should not to be made public is documented with agency's OGC
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
See below Open Data Primary Point of Contact
donna.seymour@opm.gov
POCs identified for required responsibilities
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Identified 5 data improvements for this quarter
See below Primary Uses
OPM’s data is primarily used in research, analysis and insight to improve the personnel landscape of the employee lifecycle of the Federal Government of the United States. The data is also used for Federal reporting and auditing to improve federal efforts of recruiting, developing and retaining the Federal Workspace while advancing the efficiencies of federal programs.
Value or impact of data
See below Primary data discovery channels
The primary channels for users to learn about the data of OPM are through OPM outreach programs where OPM physically visits agencies to assist with data, answer questions and provide guidance, email correspondence with agency officials, FAQ pages on the OPM website and the agency website. OPM also has an interactive component on its website via the OpenData blog that is specifically dedicated to OpenData on the official OPM website located at https://www.opm.gov/blogs/openopm/ This blog is a mechanism that allows the public to engage OPM officials in OpenData conversations that are logged and displayed for public review and comments.
See below User suggestions on improving data usability
Some of the key users have suggested that OPM improve the usability of its data by integrating particular data sets, increasing the size of particular datasets to horizontally expand data, improve efficiencies on requesting and approving sensitive data and improve data integrity.
See below User suggestions on additional data releases
Key users have suggested that OPM release additional data resources to include Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey data and that it be integrated with Central Personnel Data File information. Also, OPM has received requests for Plum Book Data.
Digital Analytics Program on /data

Automated Metrics

These metrics are generated by an automated analysis that runs every 24 hours until the end of the quarter at which point they become a historical snapshot

data.json
Expected Data.json URL http://www.opm.gov/data.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved Data.json URL http://www.opm.gov/data.json
Number of Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Valid
Detected Data.json Schema federal-v1.1
Datasets with Valid Metadata 100%(702 of 702)
Valid Schema Valid
Datasets 702
Number of Collections 34
Datasets with Distribution URLs 70.8% (497 of 702)
Datasets with Download URLs 69.7% (489 of 702)
Total Distribution URLs 788
Total Download URLs 556
Total APIs 6
Public Datasets 603
Restricted Public Datasets 56
Non-public Datasets 43
Bureaus Represented 1
Programs Represented 8
License Specified 100% (702 of 702)
Datasets with Redactions 0.0% (0 of 702)
Redactions without explanation (rights field) 0.0% (0 of 702)
File Size 1.41MB
Last modified Friday, 11-Sep-2015 11:53:48 EDT
Last crawl Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:00:20 EST
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2015-11-30
Nearby Daily Crawls
/data page
Expected /data URL http://www.opm.gov/data (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /data URL http://www.opm.gov/data/
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html; charset=utf-8
Last crawl Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:00:13 EST
/digitalstrategy.json
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.opm.gov/digitalstrategy.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.opm.gov/digitalstrategy.json
Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Invalid Check a JSON Validator
Last modified Friday, 11-Sep-2015 11:53:48 EDT
Last crawl Monday, 30-Nov-2015 23:00:13 EST