Katherine Archuleta

Katherine Archuleta is the former director of the US Office of Personnel Management under President Barack Obama. She is the first Latina to lead the agency and has dedicated herself to being a champion of a diverse, engaged, and inclusive federal workforce. As the director of the Office of Personel and Management, she oversaw the federal government’s civilian workforce and the implementation of all regulations outlined in the Affordable Care Act, including Section 1557 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in health programs or activities. Under her leadership, the Obama administration issued a bulletin preventing federal employees’ health insurers from excluding transgender-inclusive health care, such as hormone therapy and other transition-related care for transgender and non-binary federal employees.