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STATEMENT: Director Pon Addresses Building A 21st Century Civil Service

Dr. Jeff T.H. Pon, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), today issued the following statement on “No Time to Wait: Part 2”, a report recently released by the National Academy of Public Administration:

“OPM is leading the Federal effort to create a workforce capable of tackling 21st Century challenges and opportunities. The changing nature of work is rapidly altering the landscape for Federal managers and employees, and we must change with it by rethinking how we manage human capital in the Federal workspace.

“The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) charges OPM with elevating the Federal workforce by modernizing and digitalizing how we operate. We have invested in policies to transform the workforce into a more agile, flexible unit with the ability to quickly respond and align to changing mission needs. We have focused on the critical need to remodel and implement performance management standards that will reward top performers, attract a new generation of talent, and celebrate the dedication to mission demonstrated by so many civil servants.

 “I applaud the efforts of the National Academy of Public Administration for providing their expertise to government leadership as we elevate the mission and perception of civil service. OPM embraces the opportunity to embark on this endeavor together to build the workforce of the future.”

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OPM leads and serves the federal government in enterprise human resources management by delivering policies and services to achieve a trusted, effective civilian workforce. By Empowering Excellence in Government through Great People, we provide leadership and support to U.S. agencies on issues including human resources policy and oversight, federal employee benefits, retirement services, guidance on labor-management relations, and programs to improve workforce performance. For more information, visit or follow OPM on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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