All 21.5 million federal employees and family members whose personal data was stolen during the data breach involving OPM’s background investigation records will be eligible to receive three years of identity theft and identity restoration services under a contract with Identity Theft Guard Solutions.
The contract, valued at $133 million, covers the first year of the three-year identity and credit theft protection services to be provided to federal employees whose personal data has been stolen in security breaches that took place last year. The total value of the contract will be $329.8 million if the three-year option is exercised.
AFGE members should look for a notification letter informing them that they are victims of the data breach and describing the services available to all victims. Federal employees will still need to sign up for credit monitoring services after they are notified that their personal data has been compromised. According to Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert, the notifications will not go out until the end of the month.