CAPAC Chair Chu Praises Nomination of Kiran Ahuja to Lead Office of Personnel Management

Feb 23, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden nominated Kiran Ahuja to be the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). As the head of OPM, Ahuja will play a vital role in protecting and empowering federal employees while promoting a federal workforce that looks more like America. Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement:

“President Biden has made an excellent choice in his nomination of Kiran Ahuja to serve as the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. With over two decades of experience serving in government, non-profit and philanthropic sectors, Kiran is uniquely qualified to lead OPM at this critical juncture as we work to build a federal workforce that reflects the full diversity of our country. As the former Chief of Staff to the Director of OPM and the former executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under the Obama Administration, she will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to OPM that will enable her to hit the ground running on day one. I commend President Biden for continuing to build on his commitment to nominate highly qualified Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to senior roles throughout the federal government, and I know Kiran will be an outstanding member of the Biden Administration. I look forward to working with her again and urge the Senate to confirm her swiftly.”