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Monday, August 15, 2022
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Advisory: OPM Director Kiran Ahuja to Visit Cleveland-Area Public Servants

Director to Keynote Major Professional Development Conference for Black Government Leaders

Cleveland, OH – On Monday, August 15th, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director, Kiran Ahuja, will begin a two-day visit to Cleveland, Ohio, where she will deliver the keynote address at the 43rd Annual Blacks In Government (BIG) National Training Institute. While in Cleveland, Ahuja, who leads the Human Resources wing of the federal government, will meet with leaders of the local Federal Executive Board (FEB), and tour NASA’s Glenn Research Center. 

“Government service – whether it be federal, state, or local – is a truly noble calling, and I’m excited to connect with some of Cleveland’s finest public servants this week,” Director Ahuja said. “The leaders I’m meeting through BIG, the Cleveland FEB, and NASA’s Glenn Research Center all understand that the future of work is being defined by policies and practices that are set in place today, and they are ready to lead by example. The Biden-Harris Administration celebrates their commitment to service, and we’re thrilled that their leadership is helping government serve as a model employer for other sectors to follow.” 

This is Director Ahuja’s second time speaking to BIG, which is a national Employee Resource Group (ERG) that provides  support to rising Black leaders across federal, state, and local governments. Her remarks will focus on professional opportunities created by the Biden-Harris Administration’s President’s Management Agenda (PMA), skillsets that will be vital in the future of work, and ongoing OPM efforts to promote and instill Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) principles across the federal government and beyond. 

While in Ohio, Director Ahuja will meet with local students who are part of the Cleveland FEB Leadership Development Program, as well as leadership from NASA’s Glenn Research Center to discuss their hiring, recruitment, and partnerships with local colleges and universities to create internship opportunities. 

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