As we reported last week, the Department of Defense is in the process of implementing a new human resources system. (See the link on the left hand side of the page.)
As part of this process, the director of the Office of Personnel Management has appointed George Nesterczuk as a Senior Advisor to serve as the lead OPM expert assigned to the standup of the DoD National Security Personnel System (NSPS).
Nestereczuk will report directly to OPM director Kay Coles James. He is not a stranger to the federal human resources system. Many readers will recall that Nesterczuk was the staff director of the Civil Service Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee for five years. In that job, he was involved in all aspects of the federal human resources system.
Nesterczuk is also familiar with the Office of Personnel Management. He was a senior executive with the agency during the Reagan administration. More recently, he headed President Bush’s Transition Teams for the Office of Personnel Management, Merit Systems Protection Board, and Federal Labor Relations Authority. He holds an M.S. degree in Astrophysics from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Physics from Cornell.
During the time he served as staff director for the Civil Service Subcommittee, Nesterczuk developed a reputation as an executive who was willing to publicly engage in intellectual debate on the issues with which he was involved. He is candid and straight forward in presenting and defending his views.
Nesterczuk will assume his new duties next week.