Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Body Count -- OPM Director Dale Cabaniss

A Reoccurring Feature on Who's Jumping Off Luxury Liner Trump

Office of Personnel Management chief Dale Cabaniss "resigned in frustration" yesterday after only five months on the job, months full of tension with the White House budget office. The OPM’s government-wide mission is to administer federal health insurance policies, retirement claims, benefits, and workforce policy.

According to reporting in the WashPost, Cabaniss found herself and her agency sidelined by the White House budget office, and as human resources manager of the federal workforce, Cabaniss was unable to communicate clear, timely messages to agency managers on how they should respond to the growing public health threat.

"Cabaniss, 58, has deep experience with federal personnel issues and was respected by her staff and by Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, where she served for two decades as a top Senate aide overseeing civil service issues. Since her Senate confirmation in October, Cabaniss was viewed as restoring morale to the agency after a tumultuous two years of shifting missions and leadership."

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