The White House just confirmed that President Trump has made the decision to shut down the US Office of Personnel Management.
The Trump administration has decided to dismantle the organization and divide its duties among the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the Office of Management and Budget.
The OPM was initiated in 1979 to manage the government’s civilian workforce. Its duties included administrative functions such as healthcare, retirement benefits, and human resources.
The decision to dissolve the agency was prompted to increase efficiency through modernization and transparency.
The OPM will be the first major federal agency to be fully eliminated since World War II.
The White House also confirmed that “the plan is anticipated to save taxpayer dollars, but the exact cost savings is not yet known.”
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