OPM director focused on gender identity rights before data breach announced because . . . priorities!

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The Obama administration is proving again that it has some very weird priorities.

In a development that perfectly captures them, the head of the federal Office of Personnel Management was focused on other matters a day before announcing a massive data breach of personal information.

What was more pressing?

Former OPM director Katherine Archuleta, who resigned under pressure Friday after it was announced that hackers had managed to steal the records of more than 21 million people last year, was preoccupied with ringing in “LGBT Pride Month,” The Weekly Standard reported.

Archuleta published a blog post, “Celebrating Every Member of Our Federal Family,” on the OPM website.

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, I want to proudly reinforce my continued commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of our Federal family, and recognize the incredible contributions this community has made in service to the American people…

That’s why I’m so excited to announce that the Office of Personnel Management is joining our partners at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit System Protections Board, and the Office of Special Counsel to release an updated guide titled “Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment: A Guide to Employment Rights, Protections, and Responsibilities.”

If only Archuleta were as committed to protecting the personal information of millions of Americans.

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The Weekly Standard aptly noted that the agency has seven “top priorities” listed on its website, and while IT improvement made the list, there was no mention of “security.”

“The first two are ‘Honoring the Workforce’ and ‘Build a More Diverse and Engaged Workforce,'” blogger Jeryl Bier wrote. “Number four on the list is ‘IT Improvement’ to ‘streamline and update IT systems.'”

 

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