Trump Taps Former Labor Board Chairwoman to Lead OPM

President Trump on Monday announced that he would nominate former Federal Labor Relations Authority Chairwoman Dale Cabaniss to be director of the Office of Personnel Management. If confirmed, Cabaniss would provide stability to an agency in flux, slated to have much of its work shipped over to the General Services Administration and its policy shop shuttled into the Executive Office of the President. The personnel agency has been headed by acting Director Margaret Weichert since the previous Senate-confirmed director, Jeff Pon, was asked to resign last October in part over his reluctance to implement the White House’s reorganization plan for OPM.

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Business Wire | October 10, 2023

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Business Wire | October 17, 2023

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GlobeNewswire | September 21, 2023

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