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  • Senate voted today to confirm the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to be the next Director of the Office of Personnel Management
    Jun 23, 2021

    The Senate voted today to confirm the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to be the next Director of the Office of Personnel Management. 

     Today, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to be the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  For the past few years, Ms. Ahuja has served as the CEO of Philanthropy Northwest, a regional philanthropic network spanning six northwestern states.  She previously served as OPM's chief of staff 2015 to 2017 and as Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Obama White House.  As part of that work, she led efforts to increase access to federal services for underserved communities of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  

    NTEU sent the attached letter in support of Ms. Ahuja’s nomination, noting her experience and her commitment to protecting the non-partisan civil service.  We also noted how important it is to have a confirmed OPM Director given the challenges facing the agency and the federal workforce these past few years. 

    While we have already seen and experienced a change in tone from OPM and the new leadership with continuous outreach and a recognition of the importance of partnering with employees and their representatives to meet agency missions, I plan to reach out to Director Ahuja shortly to request a meeting to further our relationship and continue to raise issues important to our members.  I will keep you posted on future developments. 
    Download:
    NTEU support for Ahuja OPM Nominee 0621.pdf
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