New Acting Management Team at OPM

The OPM senior staff web page, which had numerous vacancies yesterday, was filled up today. Kathie A. Whipple, former OPM Deputy General Counsel, is now Acting Director. Presumably, Ms. Whipple will be treated as a President Obama appointee for purposes of the order governing regulatory affairs discussed in the FEHBlog yesterday.  R. Alan Miller, who is a senior attorney in the OPM General Counsel’s office, is now Acting General Counsel. Richard B. Lowe is the Acting Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs. Michael Orenstein is the Acting Director, Office of Communications & Public Liaison. Charlene Luskey is the Acting Director, Office of Congressional Relations. Sydney Smith-Heimbrock is the Acting Executive Director, CHCO Council. Good luck to them.