Skip to comments.PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ELIMINATING A MAJOR FEDERAL AGENCY. THE WHITE HOUSE TOLD US WHY
Posted on 04/12/2019 2:34:00 PM PDT by little jeremiah
The White House is moving to dissolve the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and reorganize the agencys responsibilities into three existing departments in order to drive what is needed to support the mission in all of government.
When we really look at the need for government overall, and we looked at the [OPMs] design to support those needs, there was a fundamental structural misalignment between the challenges of today around our workforce and what OPM was conditioned to do, Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and acting OPM director, told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday.
The agency was formed in 1979 and tasked with managing the governments civilian workforce, which includes healthcare, insurance and retirement benefits, as well as oversight and human resources policies for federal employees.
President Donald Trumps administration is planning to dismantle OPM, beginning in fall 2019, and divide its functions among three separate departments: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The OPM is responsible for managing the majority of government security clearances. The restructuring would have the DOD oversee the massive background investigation operation. And GSA could soon take over OPMs current human resources obligations, according to The Washington Post.
OMB would head the high-level policies that govern federal employees, but only three people from OPM are expected to transfer over to the executive office, a senior administration official explained to TheDCNF. However, those three individuals would be assigned new roles in the department.
The mission of this agency is incredibly important and in the presidents management agenda there are three priorities for transforming government for the 21st century, Weichert told TheDCNF. Those being IT modernization, data accountability and transparency.
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It makes sense. Which means the Democrats will fight hammer and tong to stop it.
The Dems can’t do anything. Executive power. Ha ha. Sucks to be them. A few more snips:
The White House does not foresee the reorganization laying off any federal workers, but the workforce is estimated to decrease through retirements and unfilled vacancies, reported The Post.
We have space utilization opportunities that we think are important, she continued. At the end of the day our goal is to re-skill the employees we have, automate some of the lower value added components of their work so that they can actually do more with fewer people.
The senior administration official also told TheDCNF that the plan is anticipated to save taxpayer dollars, but the exact cost savings is not yet known.
If the Trump administration is able to dismantle the OPM, it will be the first major federal agency to be eliminated since World War II.
Dems on Twitter haven’t caught on yet. This one is going to be hard to fight.
Which means the Democrats will fight HAMMER AND SICKLE to stop it.......................
...it will be the first major federal agency to be eliminated since World War II.
And how many were added since then?
May this be the first fed department abortion of many.
this is great - next year eliminate another
set as a goal the reduction of 10% of the federal workforce overall by the end of 2020.
cut un-needed federal jobs.
transfer as many jobs as possible to the States.
make the goal, “mean and lean!!”
O.K. But for reporting clarity, either the WH or the reporters were lapse in idenfity what OPM functions would go to DOD and what whould go the GSA (general services administration).
Maybe OPM has been doing security clearances for the federal civilians, and we are moving that to the DOD?? That sounds O.K. but until Obama’s hold overs are cleared out of there, that aspect may not be an improvement.
What authority does Congress have in this regard anyway?
They’re not God.
No kidding. They’ve gone pedal to the metal commiepuke.
Maybe the GSA can go next!
Just keep going.
Entrenched SLOW WALKERS survive from one administration to the next like roaches.
It makes sense. Which means the Democrats will fight hammer and sickle to stop it.
Fixed it for ya.
OPM, a bureaucracy embryo of the future management of American benefits
Weren’t they the agency that was hacked by the Chinese and lost all the government employee personnel files with social security numbers and other information?
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