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OPM finalizes IT direct-hire authority without changes

by Billy Mitchell

The Trump administration has given its final ruling on direct-hire authority for mission-critical IT positions, and it looks exactly like the draft regulation it proposed last October. The Office of Personnel Management issued its final rule, to be published Wednesday morning in the Federal Register, adopting the proposal without changes. It gives agency heads the authority to

OPM to delegate IT direct hire authority to agency heads

by Billy Mitchell

The Office of Personnel Management has proposed delegating direct hire authority for IT professionals to agency heads. OPM published a proposed regulation Monday in the Federal Register that would give CFO Act agencies the direct hire authority (DHA) rather than reserving that power for itself. The regulation cites the recent executive order “Enhancing the Effectiveness of

Margaret Weichert on acting OPM role: ‘I’ve been very graciously welcomed’

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Margaret Weichert sees her new job at the Office of Personnel Management as another avenue for continuing to promote the priorities of the President’s Management Agenda. In an abrupt move Oct. 5, the White House announced that OPM Director Jeff Pon would be leaving the office immediately. Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget,