“Nearly a year after the Trump administration announced its proposal to send the bulk of the Office of Personnel Management’s functions to the General Services Administration, acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert said Tuesday that she will be submitting proposed legislation to Congress authorizing the merger “hopefully by Friday.”
“Speaking with reporters, Weichert said that the legislation would transfer the legal authorities currently provided to OPM to an as-yet-unnamed office within GSA, akin to its existing Federal Acquisition and Public Buildings services. Additionally, the bill would create a small policy-focused personnel office within the Executive Office of the President, modeled after the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.”
“GSA has that structure, that framework, and is also a known expert in IT contracting and procurement, and that is a critical element in supporting the mission of OPM going forward,” she said. “We’re not structured to…” Read the full article here.
Source: OPM Chief to Propose Legislation for Merger With GSA By Week’s End – By Erich Wagner, May 15, 2019. Nextgov.