Happy King Day Weekend!
It’s the last week of the Obama administration. President-elect Trump will be sworn in at noon on Friday January 20. Congress will be in session briefly this week. Here is a link to The Week in Congress’s report on last week’s activities on Capitol Hill.
No news yet on the President-elect’s choice for OPM Director in his administration. President Obama nominated his first OPM director, John Berry on March 23, 2009. So if precedent is any guide, it may be a few weeks yet before we learn who will be the next OPM leader. Govexec.com reports on OPM guidance issued last week to allow the Trump administration “to place nominees into agency positions while they await [Senate] confirmation.”
Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal (the “FEHBlog’s favorite newspaper) published an essay on a structured approach to treating the Nation’s opioid epidemic, which is worth reading.