President Nominates New OPM Deputy Director

On January 4, 2007, the White House announced that President Bush will appoint Howard Weizmann to be the Deputy Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Mr. Weizmann currently is the President of the Private Sector Council (PSC), a program of the Partnership for Public Service.

Mr. Weizmann’s bio indicates that during the course of his carrier he has been Senior Vice President of the European Business Operations and Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Digex, Inc.; a Managing Consultant at Watson Wyatt Worldwide; Vice President in charge of Aetna Life Insurance Company’s value-added consulting business; a compensation and benefits attorney with Drinker Biddle and Reath; and the Manager of Benefits Planning and in-house attorney for the Sun Oil Company.

Mr. Weizmann’s nomination requires Senate confirmation. He will replace Dan Blair, who has become Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission (previously the Postal Rate Commission).