OPM Director Abruptly Resigns

The director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management resigned last night as more than two million federal employees wrestle with how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

58-year-old Dale Cabaniss was appointed by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate in October.  But The Washington Post reports that the longtime Republican official battled with the new White House personnel director John McEntee. McEntee’s appointment came at a time when Trump acknowledged he was seeking to elevate White House employees who have proven their loyalty to him.

Federal offices in Washington expected to remain open Wednesday but provided “maximum telework flexibilities” to eligible workers because of coronavirus. Trump and public health officials have advised Americans to work from home whenever possible.