LULAC Disappointed Over Archuleta Resignation
July 10, 2015
Washington, D.C. – LULAC National Executive Director Brent Wilkes issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Katherine Archuleta from her position as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
"We were disappointed with the resignation of Katherine Archuleta as Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management(OPM). Archuleta was hand picked to head OPM based on her experience, having previously held senior positions in local and federal government. During her tenure, LULAC worked with Archuleta to help ensure more Latinos had access to federal government jobs. This has been a top priority of Hispanic organizations like LULAC because OPM is responsible for securing a talented and diverse federal workforce.
During the congressional hearings, LULAC remained a supporter of Archuleta's ability to lead OPM. Following today’s resignation, LULAC reiterates its support of Archuleta citing that the resignation will not solve the problems of cyber-attacks on the U.S. government. The issue of ensuring our government is safe from cyber espionage will take concerted efforts across all levels of government which includes increased funding to ensure we have the best security expertise protecting U.S. systems from future attacks."