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Congress Moves to Block OPM-GSA Merger

The Trump administration’s controversial plan to merge most of the federal government’s HR agency with the General Services Administration appears to have been put on hold, at least for now.

A provision of the latest version of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, the result of weeks of negotiation between both chambers of Congress and the White House, stipulates that the administration cannot move any of the Office of Personnel Management’s functions out of the agency until an independent study of the agency’s responsibilities and challenges has been completed.

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