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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Contact: Office of Communications

RELEASE: Rob Shriver Confirmed by U.S. Senate as Deputy Director for the Office of Personnel Management

Director Ahuja Congratulates Shriver, First Deputy Director Since January 2021

Washington, D.C. – The United States Senate voted today to confirm Rob Shriver as Deputy Director for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Director Kiran Ahuja celebrated the confirmation, noting Shriver’s long service at OPM and the critical role he will play in 2023 and beyond.

“Rob has been a key advisor during my tenure and a leader at OPM since day one,” said Director Ahuja. “We could not be happier with the President’s nomination and Senate vote. I have no doubt Rob has the full support of our colleagues and will work every day to strengthen the agency, promote innovation, and accelerate modernization for the Federal workforce.”

“I am truly grateful to continue my service at OPM,” said OPM Deputy Director Rob Shriver. “As the nation’s leader in human resource management, millions of Federal employees and their families rely on this critical agency for employee benefits, healthcare and insurance, retirement services, and much more. I want to thank President Biden, Director Ahuja, and the U.S. Senate for their confidence, as well as all my colleagues at OPM who serve the Federal workforce every day.”

Most recently, Shriver served as the Associate Director of Employee Services, leading OPM’s government-wide human resources policy team. His portfolio included recruiting and hiring, pay and leave, labor relations, performance management, the Senior Executive Service, work-life, telework, and supporting government-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts.

Shriver also served at OPM during the Obama administration. From 2009-2012, he was OPM’s Deputy General Counsel for Policy, leading development and implementation of numerous government-wide initiatives, including expanding equality for LGBTQ+ Federal employees, improving Federal sector labor relations, and reforming the hiring process. From 2012-2014, he served as OPM’s Assistant Director for National Healthcare Operations, where he led the creation of a new program under the ACA called the Multi-State Plan program.

Shriver began his career as an Assistant Counsel for the National Treasury Employees Union, litigating cases on behalf of Federal employees at all levels of the Federal judiciary from 1996-2009. He earned his B.A. in International Studies from Virginia Tech and his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the leader in workforce management for the federal government. Our agency builds, strengthens, and serves a federal workforce of 2.2 million employees with programs like hiring assistance, healthcare and insurance, retirement benefits, and much more. We provide agencies with policies, guidance, and best practices for supporting federal workers, so they can best serve the American people.

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