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The leader of the Office of Personnel Management has abruptly resigned. Reports indicate this could have been apart of a larger effort to remove anti-Trump figures from positions of leadership in the bureaucracy.
According to The Hill:
The head of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) abruptly resigned Tuesday, leaving a void atop a sprawling agency that oversees the federal workforce.
“OPM has received the resignation of OPM Director Dale Cabaniss and OPM Deputy Director Michael Rigas is Acting Director, Office of Personnel Management,” an OPM spokesperson confirmed in a statement.
Cabaniss’s departure was unexpected, according to sources familiar with the matter, and was believed to be related to internal conflicts.
She chafed at treatment by John McEntee, the 29-year-old head of the office, as well as Paul Dans, OPM’s White House liaison, Politico reported. McEntee rejoined the White House last month and has set about stocking the administration with officials loyal to President Trump and his agenda.
The office oversees the HR duties of the federal government and apparently the hiring of a college senior was too much to handle for the outgoing leader.