OPM nominee withdraws
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Aug 01, 2017
President Trump’s nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management has requested a withdrawal of his nomination.
In a letter, posted online by Government Executive, George Nesterczuk said he was withdrawing because the “prospect” of his “favorable confirmation has been remote.”
Sixteen unions had written a joint letter to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee opposing Nesterczuk’s nomination, alleging that in his previous positions in federal government, he failed to protect workers and supported discriminatory practices.
In his letter to the president, Nesterczuk, said, “Recent partisan attacks threaten to delay further the consideration of my nomination,” adding, “These attacks are intended to prevent me, or anyone, from carrying out government reforms that the American people, and you, Mr. President, are rightly demanding.”
Currently, Nesterczuk is serving as the president of Virginia-based, Nesterczuk and Associates, which provides management consulting services. Previously he held multiple senior positions during the Reagan administration at OPM, DOD and the Transportation Department.