Director John Berry to Leave OPM Later this Month

john_berry_subWhen Director of the Office of Personnel Management John Berry‘s four-year term ends in eight days, he will not return for another term, according to a Federal News Radio article.

Jason Miller writes that Berry informed the Chief Human Capital Officers Council of his intentions not to stay on as director.

OPM directors serve four year terms and Berry was sworn in on April 13, 2009 which means his term will come to an end on April 13, 2013.

FNR mentions a Washington Post article last month which said Berry is in the mix to become the next U.S. ambassador to Australia.

Since Deputy Director Christine Griffin left in August 2011, the agency will be without its two top leaders when Berry leaves later this month.

It remains unclear who will take over as interim director of the agency.

According to Miller, “the biggest and maybe most impactful, part of Berry’s job has been to play cheerleader, motivator and staunchest defender of the federal workforce during a three-year pay freeze, a hiring freeze across most agencies and in the face of constant attacks by some members of Congress.

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