The Administration did release a full FY 2018 budget proposal today. Here’s a link to the OPM budget proposal. The FEHBlog did not notice any proposed changes to the FEHBP in this document. Federal News Radio has a story on other federal employment aspects of the proposal.
More significantly from the FEHBlog’s standpoint, the President today made a nomination to fill the open position of OPM Director. From the White House website,
George Nesterczuk of Virginia [has been nominated] to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management. Mr. Nesterczuk leads Nesterczuk and Associates in providing management consulting services to public sector institutions and private enterprises. He has over thirty years of experience as a consultant on organizational management and policy development. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Nesterczuk was Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for the Department of Defense. In that capacity, he led OPM efforts in the establishment of the National Security Personnel System at the Department of Defense. Previously, he was Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Civil Service of the Committee on Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Nesterczuk also served as a senior official in the Reagan Administration, holding successive positions in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Transportation.
The position of course requires Senate approval. Here are links to the Federal News Radio story and the Govexec story on the nomination. Next step a confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee.