The White House has nominated as OPM director George Nesterczuk, who has had long experience with federal personnel issues in numerous capacities.

Nesterczuk, currently head of a management consulting company, has experience with OPM dating to the Reagan administration when he was an adviser to the director. He later held positions at DoD and Transportation and was the staff director of the House civil service subcommittee when it was headed by Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., during the Clinton administration.

During the Bush administration he again served as a senior adviser at OPM and was a key figure in creation of DoD’s “national security personnel system,” a pay for performance system that was repealed early in the Obama administration. He also has served on the Federal Salary Council, the body that oversees the GS locality pay system.