NTEU Urges Senate to Confirm Shriver to OPM Post

Press Release August 3, 2022

Washington D.C. – The National Treasury Employees Union strongly supports President Biden’s nomination of Rob Shriver to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management. 

Shriver, a former Assistant Counsel at NTEU, is currently Associate Director for Employee Services at OPM. The White House announced his nomination today to the No. 2 post at OPM. 

“Rob is an accomplished attorney with extensive experience in federal workforce policy,” said NTEU National President Tony Reardon. “He would be a solid addition to the senior leadership of OPM precisely because he understands the needs of frontline federal employees and has a proven record of respecting their service and their union representation.” 

During his time at NTEU, Shriver litigated cases on behalf of federal employees, including those that protected collective bargaining rights. Shriver left NTEU in 2009 to become OPM’s Deputy Counsel for Policy under President Obama, where he worked tirelessly to improve federal sector labor relations. 

“We congratulate Rob on his nomination and look forward to his continued service to the nation by keeping our merit-based civil service the best in the world,” Reardon said. “Frontline federal employees and the American taxpayers would do well to have Rob in their corner as Deputy Director of OPM.” 

NTEU represents about 150,000 employees in 34 federal agencies and offices.