Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, acknowledged Tuesday the administration may need more time to carry out the proposed merger with the General Services Administration.
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.
The Trump administration has confirmed that the Office of Personnel Management will operate on shaky financial ground after the security clearance business moves to the Pentagon later this year. It’s that financial uncertainty that’s prompting the administration to actively push for OPM reorganization.
The National Background Investigations Bureau is working out the details of the upcoming transfer of the governmentwide security clearance portfolio, and the people, resources and IT that come with it, to the Defense Department.
Evan Lesser, president and founder of ClearanceJobs.com, joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss the state of the clearance job market and whether the federal government has made any progress in speeding up the security clearance process.
Industry says the President’s recent security clearance transfer brings promise for long-awaited modernization to the entire personnel vetting process.
New retention bonuses for Border Patrol agents who enter into a 12-month service agreement become available in May.
After months of promises that the move was imminent, President Donald Trump has made the transfer of the governmentwide security clearance program from the Office of Personnel Management to the Pentagon official.
The costs of conducting a security clearance in fiscal 2020 will remain consistent at 2019 levels, even as the Defense Department prepares to assume responsibility for background investigations across most of government.
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.