OPM releases WellCheck program results

The Office of Personnel Management has released its biannual report of agency wellness programs, showing three agencies receiving perfect scores, Federal Times reports.

OPM’s WellCheck program evaluates federal agencies support for employee nutrition, lactation support, physical activity, vaccinations and other health promotion and disease prevention programs, and NASA’s Ames Research Center, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region 2 and the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters all received perfect scores out of 286 possible points, according to the article.

In the 2018 evaluation, 181 work sites participated, the report notes, adding that while agencies showed great improvements, the WellCheck results showed that only 87 percent of work sites had strategies to provide the required lactation support to employees, despite legal requirements and participation in WellCheck dropped significantly from previous years, falling by nearly 50 percent from the 361 work sites that participated in 2016.

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