OPM Streamlines Process for Agencies to Request New Executives

Government Executive: The Office of Personnel Management announced last week that it has streamlined the process by which agencies seek authorization to establish senior executive and some technical positions, shifting the focus of applications from analysis of proposed posts to why an agency needs them.

On May 6, acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert sent a memo to agency heads soliciting their requests for senior executive, senior level and scientific/professional position allocations. This process occurs on a biennial basis; agency requests will be for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years.

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