President announces new OPM Director nominee

Yesterday, the White House website included a press release listing 42 nominations recently sent to the Senate for confirmation. The nominees included

Jeff Tien Han Pon of Virginia to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management. Dr. Pon most recently served as the Chief Human Resources and Strategy Officer for the non-profit professional membership organization, the Society for Human Resource Management as well as the Chief Operating Officer for Futures Inc., an organization dedicated to helping transitioning military explore careers, find jobs, and transition to civilian jobs. Dr. Pon previously served as a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. in the consulting service areas of Human Resources, IT, and Change Management and as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Chief Human Capital Officer. He also was the Deputy Director of eGovernment at the U. S. Office of Personnel Management where he and his teams brought about HR Shared Service Centers, Payroll Modernization, and the stand-up of USAJobs. Dr. Pon is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and holds a Ph. D. and Masters of Science degree from the California School of Professional Psychology. 

Mr. Pon appears to go by Jeff or Jeff T. H. Pon professionally based on his SHRM listing and Linked In. Here are links to interviews that Mr. Pon gave to FCW.com while he was a principal at Booz Allen in 2011 and that he gave more recently to SHRM. Good luck to him.

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