Personnel Office Gets New Leader After A Year’s Vacancy - September 12, 2019
Jessie Bur, FederalTimes
The Office of Personnel Management finally has permanent leadership, after the Senate voted 54 to 38 to confirm Dale Cabaniss Sept. 11 to head up the agency responsible for the federal workforce.
OPM has been under the leadership of acting Director Margaret Wiechert following the unexpected retirement of Jeff Pon from the position in October 2018, after just seven months on the job.
Cabaniss has received mixed response since her March 2019 nomination, as employee unions have said that her previous leadership within the federal government at the Federal Labor Relations Authority was marked by poor employee satisfaction and a high reversal rate of her decisions upon appeal.