Partnership for Public Service statement on the announcement of Kiran Ahuja as nominee for OPM director

February 23, 2021

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement after the White House today announced that Kiran Ahuja has been selected to lead the Office of Personnel Management.   

“The Office of Personnel Management is critically important to building a high functioning federal workforce and supporting our nation’s two million public servants,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Kiran Ahuja is a civic-minded leader and an outstanding choice for this important job. Ahuja’s exceptional qualifications include more than two decades of nonprofit leadership and public service, including at OPM and the White House, and a track record of solving human capital issues through innovation and collaboration.”  

Stier continued, “I commend President Biden for demonstrating a commitment to recruiting, retaining and honoring a world-class federal workforce, and I congratulate Kiran Ahuja on her nomination. We look forward to working with Ms. Ahuja to strengthen the civil service system, revitalize OPM and make our federal government more effective.”  

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Publication Type: Commentary