OPM-GSA Merger Proposal Falls Flat With House Oversight Panel

Government Executive: Members of a key House panel on Tuesday showed little willingness to provide the Trump administration with the legal authority to move forward with a proposal to send most of the Office of Personnel Management’s functions to the General Services Administration.

Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert, who has spearheaded the initiative to fold the federal government’s HR agency into the Defense Department, GSA, and the Office of Management and Budget, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations, arguing that OPM is neither financially nor organizationally equipped to handle challenges facing the federal workforce.

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