Kiran Ahuja, who grew up in Savannah, Georgia, has been named member of the Joe Biden presidential transition team. Ahuja will support all transition efforts related to the Office of Personnel Management. She has been made head of the team that will deal with the U.S. federal administration’s human resources agency, the federal office for investigations into civil service, and the protection of whistleblowers. In December 2009, Ahuja was appointed to the position of executive director of the White House initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) under former President Barack Obama. She also served as chief of staff to the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from 2015 to 2017.
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