Linda M. Springer
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2008)|
|Linda M. Springer|
|8th Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management|
|Preceded by||Kay Coles James|
|Succeeded by||Michael Hager (acting)|
As OPM director, Ms. Springer is the chief executive of a 5,000 employee organization responsible for the Federal government’s human resource planning, products, services and policies for the 1.8 million employee civilian workforce worldwide.
She is responsible for leading human capital planning and alignment; management of the world’s largest single-employer sponsored health insurance program; policy guidance and compliance oversight to Federal agencies for recruiting, training, compensation and personnel management; administration of retirement plans for employees in all branches of the Federal government; and 90% of all employee and contractor background investigative services. She is the principal advisor to the President of the United States on personnel management issues for the Federal government’s civilian workforce.
During her tenure at OPM, Ms. Springer has introduced a publicly acclaimed strategic and operational goal setting and tracking process with all goals and progress transparently posted on OPM’s public website, designed and implemented an innovative approach to recruiting talent – “Career Patterns”, and launched the first-ever nationwide prime time television advertising campaign promoting Federal Service careers. Under her leadership, OPM is modernizing its $700 billion asset retirement program administration via new technology and workforce transformation. She has overseen product introductions for benefit programs and led OPM’s Executive Office to place first of 222 Federal agency subcomponents for Effective Leadership and Strategic Management.
Ms. Springer is a frequent speaker on human capital and organizational management issues and has been quoted by Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, National Journal, Human Resource Executive, Gallup Management Journal and other professional and industry journals. Her interviews and commentary have been featured by television and radio stations around the country.
She serves as a member of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and is a Principal of the U.S. Joint Financial Management Improvement Program. In addition, The National Academy of Public Administration named Ms. Springer as a 2006 fellow.