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Office of Personnel Management chief Jeff Pon resigned Friday after about eight months on the job, an announcement little noticed amid the furor over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

A White House statement on Pon's departure did not say why he is leaving. For now, his duties will be assumed by Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Weichert will also keep her current role.

"The broader objectives of the president's management agenda are focusing on driving and really modernizing how we think about governing and our workforce in the 21st century," Weichert said of her new responsibilities. "The president wants me to continue the work that we are doing around the president's management agenda."

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Pon is the latest in a long list of administration officials to quit. Resignations and firings have accumulated at a record-setting rate in the Trump White House.

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