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Margaret Weichert on Performance Management, People’s Role in Tech Change Initiatives

Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, told Federal Times in an interview published Tuesday about the role of workforce in technology change initiatives and the agency’s plan to focus on performance management. “Performance management is an area where we’re looking very closely at things that are in the regulatory realm: areas where there are perhaps artificial barriers to rewarding people, limits imposed on how much they could be given a bonus — or how bonuses are distributed between, let’s say, SES and our senior technical leaders, the SL cadre of folks,” Weichert said.

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OPM Advises Agencies to Allow Flexible Employee Schedules Amid Shutdown; Margaret Weichert Quoted

The Office of Personnel Management issued a memo encouraging agencies to allow work-from-home arrangements and other approaches promoting schedule flexibility for employees. The memo intends to support federal employees who are still working despite the government shutdown, OPM said Wednesday.

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Margaret Weichert: Trump Administration Integrating Federal Workforce Efforts in 2019

Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the Trump administration aims to integrate workforce efforts through executive councils and agencies in 2019, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Weichert noted that the government will focus on the collaboration of agencies in workforce initiatives such as reskilling federal personnel, fostering employee engagement and shortening hiring procedures.

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OPM to Launch Two Direct Hiring Authorities for Agencies; Margaret Weichert Quoted

The Office of Personnel Management has announced plans to introduce two direct hiring authorities as part of its civil service reform efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. Agencies will have a DHA for engineering; economics; math, statistics and actuarial sciences; physical science; and biological sciences effective next week.
 

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Trump to Appoint OMB Executive Margaret Weichert as Acting OPM Director

President Trump intends to appoint Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. Replacing former OPM director Jeff Pon, she will hold the role concurrently with her position at the OMB, the White House said Friday.

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Margaret Weichert: White House to Prioritize Cyber, Security Clearance Reforms in Gov’t Reorganization

Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, said at a Senate panel hearing Wednesday the Trump administration will start its government reorganization effort with transferring authority of security clearances and standardizing cyber jobs, Nextgov reported Wednesday. She told Senate Homeland Security Committee members the White …

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Donald Trump to Nominate OMB Adviser Margaret Weichert as Deputy Director for Management

President Donald Trump has nominated Margaret Weichert, a senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, to serve as deputy director for management at the agency, the White House posted Saturday. Weichert has 25 years of professional business experience, including her work at Market Platform Dynamics, Bank of America and Andersen Consulting, where …

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OMB Issues Guidance on Category Management Implementation

The Office of Management and Budget released a memorandum directing federal agencies to implement a series of management actions and provide updates on such actions to advance category management. The memo seeks to “help the government buy as a coordinated enterprise and avoid the waste associated with duplicative contract actions,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at OMB, wrote in the document released Wednesday

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OMB Official Seeks to Reskill Federal Workforce in IT Modernization Effort

The Office of Management and Budget’s deputy director for management recently talked about how the Trump administration is working to upgrade the skills of the federal workforce as part of the government’s IT modernization efforts, FedScoop reported Monday. Margaret Weichert said during the 2018 Imagine Nation ELC conference that, regarding IT modernization and the acquisition of tech talent, she and her office discovered that “we need the people here in government, particularly the people who have the desire to be here.”

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