- New FAQ on Impact of Lack of Board Members. (3/04/2022)
RAYMOND A. LIMON, ACTING CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
Raymond A. Limon served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital and Diversity, and Chief Human Capital Officer, and he was a career member of the Senior Executive Service at the Department of the Interior (DOI). His Directorate managed the Department's strategic human capital policies and procedures; HR evaluations and oversight programs; occupational safety & health programs; and employee development and leadership programs that services the Department's 70,000 plus employees placed in over 350 occupations and 2,400 locations. Before joining DOI, Ray led the State Department's Civil Service HR Management office. Ray has also served as the Chief Human Capital Officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service (e.g., AmeriCorps, VISTA, Senior Corps, etc.), and chaired the Small Agency Human Resources Council, representing approximately 100 Federal agencies and organizations. He was also an attorney at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office of General Counsel specializing in employment litigation and regulatory reviews; and has served as OPM's Director of the Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs), where he managed the government-wide personnel system for ALJs. Ray received his J.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, and he is a former Peace Corps Volunteer (Honduras).
TRISTAN L. LEAVITT, MEMBER
Tristan L. Leavitt was confirmed as a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) on March 1, 2022. At the time, Tristan had served as MSPB's General Counsel since October 2018, and in the absence of Senate-confirmed Board members, as the agency's acting chief executive and administrative officer since March 2019. He had also served for over two years as a Government Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
Before coming to MSPB, Tristan served for a year and a half at the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) as the Principal Deputy Special Counsel, including time as Acting Special Counsel. His leadership at OSC contributed to exposing waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the federal government, such as identifying $32 million in missing equipment at a U.S. Naval facility. Prior to OSC, he worked for eight years on Capitol Hill, conducting congressional investigations of government waste, fraud, and abuse and handling various transparency and accountability legislative issues. His experience included four years on Senator Chuck Grassley's Senate Judiciary Committee staff, where he helped expose government misconduct such as Operation Fast and Furious, the gunwalking scheme that armed Mexican drug cartels and the murderers of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. He also worked for two and a half years on Chairman Jason Chaffetz's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee staff, where he led investigations into the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of State, the U.S. Secret Service, and more. Prior to law school, he began his career working for an individual member of the House of Representatives handling veterans' affairs, pro-life, and religious freedom issues. During law school, he clerked for the Republican National Committee and for the law firm Steptoe & Johnson in Charleston, West Virginia.
Tristan received his B.A. from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife Brittany Atkinson Leavitt are the proud parents of five children.