President Trump To Nominate New OPM Director

On Monday, March 4, 2019, The White House announced President Trump’s intent to nominate Dale Cabaniss, to be the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Cabaniss will be the President’s third nominee to lead the agency since taking office.

For all the old-time LR folks out there, the name should be familiar since Cabaniss previously served as chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority from March 2001 to July 2008.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Cabaniss also has experience working on the Hill under her belt. She is currently the Republican Staff Director for the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. Previous stints on the Hill include her time as counsel to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee, from 1993 to 1996.

Cabaniss’ educational attainments include a baccalaureate degree from the University of Georgia, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Given her prior experience as FLRA chairman, and conservative bona fides, I expect that Cabaniss’ nomination process should run smoother than others in recent memory.

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