At this point, any legislative movement to authorize dismantling OPM is most likely dead in the water. The real question is what Congress and the administration will do next.
The Trump administration has sent lawmakers its legislative proposal to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration.
The nominations for Dale Cabaniss and Michael Wooten, the President’s picks to be Office of Personnel Management (OPM) director and Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, respectively, have advanced out of a Senate committee.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group in the House Veterans Affairs Committee wants more information about VA’s plans to curb sexual harassment.
The Trump administration has announced more details behind its proposed reorganization of the Office of Personnel Management, a week before the plan is scheduled to receive more intense congressional scrutiny before the House Oversight and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee.
Dale Cabaniss, the President’s nominee to become the next director of the Office of Personnel Management, said she would work with Congress to share information about the Trump administration’s proposed reorganization of the agency she may take over.
Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly isn’t concerned with overreach as he pursues an agenda of oversight and accountability.
Until the Trump administration provides more details about its plans to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management, Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are urging appropriators to prohibit funds for the proposed merger.
The Trump administration proposed “fully reorganizing” the Office of Personnel Management and moving personnel between the General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget. Guest commentator Jeff Neal disagrees with the idea, but mostly because OPM was gutted once before.
The White House plans on spending 5 percent more to secure federal networks and data in 2020, with more than half of the funding going toward Defense Department cybersecurity. Get this story and others in today’s Federal Newscast.
A joint 2020 budget request from the Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration offers up some more detail on how the Trump administrations expects to reorganize OPM and merge its functions, but the plan lacks specifics.