Michael Rigas Named OMB Acting Deputy Director for Management

Michael Rigas
Michael Rigas

Michael Rigas, the newly named acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, will assume additional responsibilities as interim deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

He will succeed Margaret Weichert, who is set to join Accenture’s commercial practice.

"Over the last two years Mike has been one of the key drivers of the President’s Management Agenda, so he is the ideal person to carry the management agenda forward," Weichert said in a statement. “I know he’s going to do great work at OMB working to improve the federal government’s service and stewardship for the American public.”

Rigas took over as interim OPM director after Dale Cabaniss resigned from her post on March 17.

He previously served as deputy director at OPM and as a senior adviser at the General Services Administration. His private sector experience included time at Mellon Financial and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

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