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Trump announces third leader for OPM

President Trump has announced his intent to fill the top leadership position at the Office of Personnel Management, for a third time in two years.

Trump has tapped Dale Cabaniss, former chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority during the George W. Bush administration, to be the permanent director or OPM.

Cabaniss will be the second permanent OPM director in the two years of the Trump administration.  Margaret Weichert, has served as both the OPM acting director and the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget for last five months. Weichert replaced Jeff Pon, who left the agency after just seven months as permanent director.

She served as chairman of FLRA and spent more than 20 years in the U.S. Senate overseeing civil service issues on the Committee on Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations.

Cabaniss earned her B.A. from the University of Georgia and J.D. from the Catholic University of America.

Reader comments

Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Maybe Scott Pruitt or Hillary Clinton should be appointed as OPM director. They have a lot of experience when it comes to ethical conduct.

Mon, Mar 11, 2019

Maybe Mr. Pon can give some inside ideas on how to cheat the federal employees out of their pensions and benefits. Both the democrats and republicans are behind the ax for hard working employees.

Thu, Mar 7, 2019

There will be a fourth, fifth, sixth and so on. OPM is filled with political appointed hacks who want to destroy civil service. Both republicans and democrat political hacks have made civil service a toilet.

Wed, Mar 6, 2019 Disgusted Former Fed

Hopefully he will do something about the horrific customer service at the DC OPM office!! I am eight months into retirement, FERS/Immediate annuity/MRA and they still have not processed my retirement. Nothing special about my case...but they are taking their very own sweet time in DC. Word of warning folks, if your retirement case gets sent to DC, expect ZERO communication from them. They DO NOT return phones or emails or even Congressional requests for why the delay.

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