White House nominates former OPM general counsel to MSPB

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Mark A. Robbins, Nominee for Member, Merit Systems Protection Board

Mark A. Robbins is currently the General Counsel of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. In that capacity, Mr. Robbins works to certify elections systems and maintain information on the best practices of conducting elections. He previously served as a Senior Rule of Law Advisor for the State Department in Babil Province, Iraq.  Mr. Robbins also served as Executive Director of the White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board between 2006 and 2008 and as General Counsel of the Office of Personnel Management from 2001 to 2006.  He worked in private practice as a litigation attorney in Los Angeles, California between 1988 and 2000, and in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel from 1984 to 1988.  Mr. Robbins holds a B.A. and J.D. from George Washington University.


Mr. Robbins, if confirmed, would replace Board Member Mary Rose, whose term is drawing to a close in 2012.