Neera Tanden will assume the role of White House personnel secretary seven months after her name was removed as President Joe Biden’s candidate to head the Office of Management and Budget.
Tanden will start on Monday after current personnel secretary Jessica Hertz leaves her post on Friday, administrative sources confirmed at Washington Examiner. Tanden will report to Chief of Staff Ron Klain.
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“The role of secretary of personnel is the central nervous system of the White House and drives decision-making and handles a wide variety of issues for the president,” an official said. “Neera has over two decades of experience in policy and management, which are essential parts of the role. Her experience in national, economic and national security policies will be a key asset in this new role.”
Tanden was selected as the White House’s senior adviser after it became clear in March that an insufficient number of Senate Democrats or Republicans would confirm her as budget chief. From West Virginia centrist Democratic Senator Joe Manchin to Socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, many had expressed concerns about his partisan rhetoric, his leadership style, and his connections to corporate donors as President and CEO of the Center of American Progress.
“She’s been working on adopting Build Back Better, in particular by encouraging outside support, and has been doing so since August. She is overseeing a government reform initiative alongside the OMB, which stems in part from her work to overseeing the US digital service on behalf of the Chief And she worked on our response to the Supreme Court’s review of ACA, ”the source added, referring to the also known Affordable Care Act. under the name Obamacare.
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Hertz was an attorney in the Obama administration, serving as an advisor to the Assistant United States Attorney General. She joined Facebook’s government affairs office before returning to the public sector.