OPM chief Dale Cabaniss abruptly resigns - 2020-03-17
Cabaniss had only been at the agency since September of last year.
The departure casts a cloud of uncertainty over the federal workforce as it struggles to decide how to handle the coronavirus outbreak, with growing questions about the Trump administration's decision to keep most government offices open and how it is handling remote work.
OPM is the human resources management policy shop for the federal government's civil service, and deals with health benefits and retirement, among other issues. Cabaniss is the former Republican staff director of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on financial services and general government and was chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority in the Bush administration. Cabaniss didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.