The Administration’s War on a Merit Based Civil Service

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515



President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request eliminates funding for all OPM accounts and requests $50 million “for costs incurred transitioning Office of Personnel Management functions to the General Services Administration.”2 An additional $1 million is requested to merge the OPM Office of the Inspector General (IG) into the General Services Administration (GSA) IG. The hearing will examine the Administration’s proposal to eliminate funding from OPM and move its offices and operations into the Department of Defense (DOD), GSA, and the Executive Office of the President. 


Panel One

The Honorable Margaret Weichert
Deputy Director of Management
Office of Management and Budget

Acting Director
Office of Personnel Management

Triana McNeil
Acting Director of Strategic Issues
Government Accountability Office

Norbert E. Vint
Acting Inspector General
Office of Personnel Management Office of Inspector General

Panel Two

J. David Cox, Sr.
National President
American Federation of Government Employees

Ken Thomas
National President
National Active and Retired Federal Employees

Linda M. Springer
Former Director
Office of Personnel Management

116th Congress