OPM officially posts CIO job listing

The Office of Personnel Management posted an ad for its vacant chief information officer position on late last week.

The person would replace Matthew Perry, the CIO at OPM for nearly three years, who was reassigned to run technology for the information technology systems for the retirement services and federal investigative services parts of OPM.

Charles Simpson, deputy CIO under Perry, has been serving as acting CIO for the past three months.

According to the job opening, the job pays between $119,554 and $179,700 per year. It will remain open for applications until May 30.


The person selected will oversee all IT plans and policies for the agency and is responsible for all automated data processing and telecommunications functions throughout OPM.

Other duties include:

• Manage the design, development, installation and implementation of IT and automated systems to support OPM’s governmentwide personnel management, administrative and financial management programs.

• Ensure the development, implementation and enforcement of comprehensive IT standards, policies and regulations, including compliance with OMB information management resources productivity and cost-effectiveness initiatives and GSA Federal Information Resources Management Regulations.

• Approve and provide leadership in the selection and acquisition of all data telecommunications and integrated office automation systems equipment and services throughout OPM.


• Establish agencywide policy on telecommunications matters, including long-range plans for voice and data telecommunications.

• Develop agency IT policy, integrating IT planning with agencywide budget and program-planning activities.

• Administer OPM’s Freedom of Information Act and internal Privacy Act programs.

• Provide report and forms management services, policies and procedures.

• Manage OPM’s ADP security program.

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