A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PROPOSED OPM/GSA MERGER - May 15, 2019
An OPM split could cause problems, but is its ‘greatest risk’ already here?
By Jessie Bur, Federal Times
The Trump administration has doubled down on its recommendation that the Office of Personnel Management be dismantled and its pieces placed among other executive agencies.
“I firmly believe that the greatest risk we have is doing nothing,” OPM acting-Director Margaret Weichert said at a May 14 press roundtable.
The proposal, first introduced in the White House’s June 2018 reorganization plan, would move OPM’s National Background Investigation Bureau to the Department of Defense; retirement, the agency’s health insurance and human resources services into the General Services Administration; and its legislative policy under the Executive Office of the President.