Today I had the honor of being ceremonially sworn-in as Director of the Office of Personnel Management by Vice President Biden during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
While I was officially sworn-in when I first joined the OPM team, today's private ceremony allowed my family the time to travel to Washington and share in this wonderful and memorable experience. Later at my office at OPM we gathered a small group of colleagues and friends and I shared with them some thoughts on this special day.
I told them how honored I was that the President asked me to take on the challenge of leading such an important agency with an important mission. OPM touches the lives of so many people and provides a foundation for the work done all across the government because we manage people – the greatest asset we have.
I talked about wanting to instill in people all across this country the belief in the power of public service, and sharing with the American public the incredible work we do in the Federal government.
I want OPM to be an example of collaboration and inclusion for all government. And I asked representatives in the room from outside and inside of government to work with us as we tackle the tough challenges together.
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