Katherine Archuleta officially became the 10th director of the Office of Personnel Management this morning following a private swearing-in ceremony, the agency said in a news release. Archuleta, confirmed by the Senate last Wednesday to a four-year term, began the day by greeting employees in the lobby of OPM headquarters.
“OPM touches so many lives and has such a significant impact on government service,” Archuleta said in the release. “I look forward to getting to know the many dedicated, hard-working men and women who serve the public every day.”
Archuleta replaces John Berry, who left in April en route to a new gig as ambassador to Australia. Filling in as director was OPM General Counsel Elaine Kaplan, who officiated at this morning’s swearing-in ceremony, attended by Archuleta’s husband, Edmundo Gonzales.
Among other activities, Archuleta will spend the week meeting with senior staff and getting briefed on various issues facing the agency.