OPM director on workforce reform: 'Nothing gets done without the people'
- By Sherkiya Wedgeworth
- Apr 05, 2018
The new director of the Office of Personnel Management is looking forward to working with the Trump administration to completely overhaul the civil service system.
“It’s nice to have a president that actually will go up to bat for civil service reform, for changing the way … of recruiting people, rewarding people, managing people,” Jeff T.H. Pon said in a YouTube video with Deputy Director Michael Rigas.
Pon said that he would like to make a lot of different changes to the federal employees personnel system, but not do it piecemeal, as done before.
“There are a lot of occupations out there that desperately need a whole entire system to surround their success,” Pon said, adding, “It’s not just about time to hire, it’s not just about how much they get paid…it’s the whole entire thing.”
Pon did not give specifics on the administration’s plans, but said the agenda will focus on three areas: data, technology and people.
“Nothing gets done without the people. We want to make sure that our systems and our policies and technologies actually enables people to do their jobs much quicker [and] much better,” he said.
Watch the full video here.