Entity: Office of Personnel Management

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Emails Show SBA Liaison Sharing Resumes with the White House Official Spearheading Trump’s Loyalty Purges

May 21, 2020
American Oversight obtained records from the Small Business Administration showing the agency's White House liaison sending two officials’ resumes to John McEntee on Feb. 28.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Directives from the White House Regarding the Reopening of the Federal Government

May 20, 2020
FOIA to the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management seeking directives from the White House regarding the reopening of the federal government.

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

FOIA to OPM Seeking the Resignation Letter or Farewell Email of Former Director Cabaniss

March 24, 2020
FOIA to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) seeking the resignation letter and/or farewell email of former Director Cabaniss in light of reports that Cabaniss may have been pushed out by political appointees looking to ensure political loyalty of government officials.

FOIA to OPM Seeking the Email Communications of Former Director Cabaniss Before Her Resignation

March 24, 2020
FOIA to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) seeking the email communications of former Director Cabaniss, in light of reports that she may have been pushed out by political appointees looking to ensure political loyalty of government officials.

Rejection from OPM Regarding Communications Reflecting White House Efforts to Retaliate Against Officials

March 17, 2020
The Office of Personnel Management rejected American Oversights request for records of communications of White House liaisons regarding any efforts to target officials based on perceptions of insufficient political loyalty to the president.

No Records Response from OPM Regarding Contracts with George Nesterczuk

February 27, 2020
Office of Personnel Management stated that it had no records of contracts with George Nesterczuk. He was nominated, but not confirmed as OPM director.


FOIAs to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding White House Efforts to Retaliate Against Officials Based on Political Loyalty

February 25, 2020
FOIAs to multiple agencies seeking communications of White House liaisons regarding any efforts to target officials based on perceptions of insufficient political loyalty to the president.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Any Contracts with Failed Nominees

July 17, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies to identify whether individuals nominated but not confirmed to high-level agency positions have contracts to perform the same or similar work for which they were unsuccessfully nominated.