David Vargas, formerly director of the human resources line of business at the Office of Personnel Management, has joined the General Services Administration as head of the new service management office, Federal News Radio reported Monday.
Vargas “will oversee the launch of our new service management office, which is being established to support our vision of expanding our mission support service offerings to other federal agencies,” GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, a 2018 Wash100 awardee, said in an email obtained by the station.
His appointment comes as OPM works to move into GSA its fee-for-service unit – HR Solutions — that works to help agencies address their HR requirements through the delivery of products and services.
His tenure at OPM included such roles as acting chief information officer and interim deputy CIO.
Prior to OPM, Vargas spent more than two decades at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he served as deputy assistant secretary for real estate assessment center, director of financial assessments for REAC and senior adviser to the agency’s assistant secretary.