TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 10, 2015

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta resigned under pressure today after the agency announced that a recent data breach has affected more than 21 million current and former federal employees, the Washington Post reports. The news comes after the agency said last month that 4.2 million employees had been affected, including federal judges and judiciary employees. The federal judiciary has been in crisis mode since then, according to David Sellers, a spokesman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Officials are meeting weekly and the judiciary has set up an internal website for employees. Judges also have been urged to alert the U.S. Marshals Service, which oversees judicial security, if their information was compromised. The National Law Journal has more (sub. req.).