Bloomberg Law
March 20, 2018, 7:56 PM

Pon Pledges to Be ‘Bold and Ambitious’ as Government HR Chief

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

Jeff Pon, the new director of the Office of Personnel Management, promised change in his first major public appearance as the federal government’s HR chief.

“Let’s do the things that we haven’t been able to do in the last 10 to 20 years,” Pon said at the March 20 unveiling of the President’s Management Agenda. “I look forward to being bold and ambitious.”

The government needs to attract people in occupations, such as cybersecurity, that “didn’t exist 20 years ago,” Pon said. It needs to use technology in new and better ways, including the administration of federal pay and ...