March 8, 2018
The Senate confirmed by voice vote Wednesday night President Trump’s nomination of Jeff Pon to be director of the Office of Personnel Management, officially ending a months-long standoff over his nomination.
OPM’s last permanent director, Katherine Archuleta, resigned in July 2015 and since then, the agency has been led by a series of acting officials. Kathleen McGettigan has been in charge on an acting basis during the Trump administration. The White House initially nominated George Nesterczuk, who helped develop a failed attempt to implement pay for performance at the Defense Department during the George W. Bush administration, but Nesterczuk withdrew his name from consideration after a backlash from federal employee groups and background check concerns.
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