THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JANICE R. LACHANCE AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
The President announced his intent to nominate Janice R. Lachance to serve as Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
Janice R. Lachance, of Biddeford, Maine, has served since March 1996 as the Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In that position, she oversees an agency of 3,700 employees and an operating budget of $376 million, and chairs the senior executive team responsible for strategic planning and agency management. Ms. Lachance has 17 years of professional experience with Federal agencies, the U.S. Congress and national labor organizations. Joining OPM in 1993 as Director of Communications, she served as the agency's Director of Communications and Policy from 1994-1996. Prior to coming to OPM, Ms. Lachance was Director of Communications and Political Affairs for the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, where she directed the political, media, and public affairs programs for the nation's largest federal employee union. On Capitol Hill, she has held positions as Communications Director for then Congressman Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) and Administrative Assistant for Congresswoman Katie Hall (D-Indiana). Ms. Lachance also served as Staff Director and Counsel for the House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Antitrust and Restraint of Trade. Ms. Lachance received a B.A. degree from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, and a J.D. degree from the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Office of Personnel Management provides support to agencies in operating human resources programs. It ensures compliance with Federal merit system, personnel laws and regulations. The Deputy Director is the agency's chief operating officer, and serves on the President's Committee on Integrity and Efficiency and the President's Council on Management Improvement.