Ahuja Stepping Down as OPM Director

OPM Director Kiran Ahuja announced she is resigning from the agency.

Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja announced her resignation today.

According to Politico, she plans to depart the agency in early May “to deal with an ongoing health concern and following a recent death in the family.”

She has served in the position since 2021 and has been the longest-serving OPM Director in over 10 years.

Ahuja said in a statement:

Serving in the Biden-Harris Administration, and in support of the 2.2 million federal workers who dedicate themselves to the American people, has been the honor of my life. From my time as a civil rights lawyer in the Department of Justice, to my years as OPM’s Chief of Staff, I’ve seen the power that public service has to change lives, rebuild communities, and make our nation stronger. We have accomplished so much these last three years at OPM, but I am most proud of the friendships and bonds we built together in public service. Thank you most to the OPM workforce for your service and dedication. We serve the people who serve the nation – and without you, our country could not move forward. Thank you.

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