POTUS pick to lead OPM accused of ‘lacking commitment to federal merit system’

This podcast features Government Accountability Project and originally aired here.

Four government oversight groups are raising concerns with the president’s latest pick to lead the Office of Personnel Management. The groups say OPM nominee John Gibbs doesn’t have the experience or qualifications to lead the agency. They say Gibbs’ previous statements run contrary to OPM’s mission as an independent advocate of merit-system principles. Gibbs will appear before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for his nomination hearing today. The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and the Government Accountability Project are among the groups that expressed concerns to committee leadership.