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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 25, 2005
Contact: Chad Cowan
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Acting Director Dan Blair Names Robert Danbeck Associate Director of Management Services Division, Chief Human Capital Officer

Danbeck slated to lead new division, which results from reorganization of the Division for Management and Chief Financial Officer

Washington, DC - Dan G. Blair, Acting Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management, announced the immediate implementation of a reorganization of OPM's Division for Management and Chief Financial Officer (MCFO). Effectively, MCFO will be divided into two separate entities: the Division for Management Services and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Blair named Robert F. Danbeck as the new Associate Director of the Division of Management Services as well as becoming the agency's new Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO).

"Bob Danbeck brings more than two decades of human resources experience to the table," Blair said. "He has excellent qualifications which accompany a diverse and extensive record of accomplishment while working in private industry."

Danbeck's most recent position prior to joining the federal workforce was as Vice President of Human Resources (HR) for IBM India Ltd. As part of IBM India's transition from a joint venture with a local Indian firm, Danbeck was charged with implementing the full range of worldwide IBM HR policies and programs, including management development and retention programs. He had previous experience with IBM in China where he led a multifunction HR team and orchestrated the successful transition from a U.S. operating team to local national management.

"Bob has led full-scale HR and organizational development initiatives and successfully managed projects requiring cost-effective and innovative solutions," Blair added. "This move is a natural progression for Bob and the skills he brings, which will serve to strengthen not only Team OPM but the entire federal government."

The former MCFO Centers consolidated under the new Management Services Division include Information Services and Chief Information Officer; Contracting, Facilities and Administrative Services; Security and Emergency Actions; Human Capital Management Services; and, Equal Employment Opportunity.

As the OPM CHCO, Danbeck will be accountable for the strategic alignment of the agency's work force to its mission, and will be given the responsibility of maintaining and effectively directing its human resources management policies and programs. In this capacity, Danbeck will serve as an integral part of senior leadership and will advise and assist the head of the agency and other agency officials in carrying out the agency's responsibilities for selecting, developing, training, and managing a high-quality, productive work force in accordance with merit system principles.

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Our mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve work force performance.


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