SUMMARY: The Senate confirmed Rob Shriver, a former NTEU staffer, to be the Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
Today, the Senate confirmed Rob Shriver to be the Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) by a vote of 57 to 35. He was favorably reported by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last month with a bipartisan vote of 9 to 2.
Throughout his career, Mr. Shriver has served in senior roles in law, policy, operations, and technology, all areas critical to OPM’s success, and currently serves as Associate Director of Employee Services at OPM. In this role, he leads OPM’s government-wide HR policy team and his portfolio includes recruiting and hiring, pay and leave, labor relations, performance management, the Senior Executive Service, work-life, telework, and supporting government-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As a former Assistant Counsel at NTEU, Shriver litigated cases on behalf of federal employees, including those that protected collective bargaining rights. He left NTEU in 2009 to become OPM’s Deputy Counsel for Policy under President Obama, where he worked tirelessly to improve federal sector labor relations.
Mr. Shriver is uniquely qualified to serve as Deputy Director of OPM and has the knowledge and experience that OPM needs to guide human resource policy for the federal workforce. He understands the needs of frontline federal employees and has a proven record of respecting their service and their union representation.
Federal employees rely on OPM for independence and management of important federal employee programs and the confirmation of Rob Shriver as Deputy Director will bolster the steady, professional leadership necessary for OPM to effectively carry out its unique role in administering federal retirement and healthcare programs and providing strategic human resource management guidance, advice, and support to help agencies meet their missions and serve the American people.
NTEU is excited to work with Rob in this new capacity to ensure that federal workers are treated with dignity and respect.