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Federal HR Office Would Be Part of GSA Under Upcoming Proposal

May 14, 2019, 9:06 PM

The government’s HR office would become an agency within the General Services Administration under a legislative proposal expected to be unveiled May 17, Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, told reporters May 14.

The OPM oversees the HR program for about 2.1 million civilian federal employees, while also covering about 8 million enrollees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, including current and retired federal employees, their families, and survivors. Without changes, it will be increasingly difficult for the OPM to continue fulfilling its mission, Weichert said.

Under the proposal, the GSA itself might be...

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