AFGE Responds to OPM Security Breach

AFGE demands accountability following cyberattack targeting 4 million employees, retirees

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement on the data security breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM):

“This evening we learned that the personal information of all 1 million current federal employees and an additional 2 million federal retirees and former federal employees may have been compromised during a Chinese cyberattack in April. The attack targeted personnel records of federal employees and retirees maintained on computers by the Office of Personnel Management.

“AFGE is working closely with the Administration to determine the extent of the breach and explore ways to remediate it. We will work with the Administration to ensure that all available measures be taken to secure the personal information of all affected employees, and that these measures be implemented as soon as possible. AFGE will demand accountability and will take every necessary step to see that the interests and security of the nearly 700,000 people we represent are addressed.”

Information for impacted federal workers

OPM says everyone whose data was compromised will receive notifications by either email or postal mail beginning June 8.

Those affected by the breach will be able to get more information on a special website,, or by calling toll-free 844-777-2743. International callers should call 512-327-0705.

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