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Janice Lachance

Former OPM director says new COVID-19 rules for federal employees are “opportunity to lead”

The Biden administration will require all federal employees and on-site contractors to prove their vaccination status or submit to regular COVID-19 testing and a mask mandate. President Biden recommends the private sector follow suit. Janice Lachance, former Office of Personnel Management director and now executive vice president at the American Geophysical Union, said the requirements […]


Office of Personnel Management must strategically reestablish its role, former agency officials say

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has a leader for the first time in nearly a year. One of the first jobs for Kiran Ahuja will be to execute the Biden administration’s new multi-year workforce strategy. Janice Lachance, executive vice president of the American Geophysical Union and former OPM director, said Ahuja has the challenge […]


Appropriations infusion could revolutionize Office of Personnel Management

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 […]


Updates on political appointments in the Biden administration

Janice Lachance, Former Director of OPM, and Jeri Buchholz, Former NASA Chief Human Capital Officer, discuss the process of filling political roles in the Biden administration and what they will watch moving forward

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Path forward for Biden appointees potentially long, complex

Filling Senate-confirmed positions may take months, former OPM directors say


Government Matters (Full Show) – January 21, 2018

On Friday at midnight, government shut down for the first time since 2013. It happened over differences in Congress about whether or not a short-term funding bill should include protections for younger immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The Trump administration promised to minimize the impact, but Office of Management and Budget Director […]

Government Matters November 13, 2016

Government Matters (Full Show) – November 13, 2016

Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu discusses the impact of the presidential transition on federal employees. Jim Williams, former acting administrator of the General Services Administration, discusses how the presidential transition process has evolved. David Eagles, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, Janice Lachance, member of the National Academy of […]

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Biggest challenges during the presidential transition

David Eagles, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, Janice Lachance, member of the National Academy of Public Administration’s Transition 2016 Steering Committee and former director of the Office of Personnel Management and Michael Smallberg, legislative analyst at Bloomberg Government, discuss the presidential transition.

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