Letter of Support for OPM's Proposed Rule

In September 2023, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a proposed rule "Upholding Civil Service Protections and Merit System Principles" that seeks to clarify and reinforce established protections and merit system principles for career civil servants.

The Deans Summit, the Volcker Alliance, and NASPAA leadership have submitted a letter of support that aligns with the priorities and principles of schools of public service. In the letter, signatories expressed support for the intent of OPM’s proposed rule to clarify the protections afforded to civil servants, ensure merit system protections for employees in career staff roles, and protect senior civil servants from further exposure to political pressures.

Read the full letter here.