The Office of Personnel Management has a new list of recommendations from the National Academy of Public Administration. Some former officials say there is a risk those recommendations could get lost in the shuffle.
- Former OPM Director Janice Lachance said NAPA’s recommendation to transition the agency from a fee-for-service organization to an appropriated organization would be revolutionary and would send the message that OPM is essential for every federal agency.
- OPM must clarify its collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget and must partner with the White House and Congress, said Lachance.
- Lachance is hopeful people like Congressman Gerry Connelly and his colleagues continue to focus on this issue and find champions in the Senate to help move things forward.