Trump announces third leader for OPM
- By Sherkiya Wedgeworth
- Mar 05, 2019
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.