In an e-mail, Archuleta wrote: "Today I informed the OPM workforce that I am stepping down as the leader of this remarkable agency and the remarkable people who work for it. This morning, I offered, and the President accepted, my resignation as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management."
She continued, "I conveyed to the President that I believe it is best for me to step aside and allow new leadership to step in, enabling the agency to move beyond the current challenges and allowing the employees at OPM to continue their important work."
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT, 3rd), who chairs the House Oversight Committee, was the first to call for her resignation. Chaffetz said at the time Archuleta had "failed utterly and totally." He added: "OPM's security policy was akin to leaving its doors and windows unlocked and expecting nothing to be stolen."
Support for a management house-cleaning came from both sides of the aisle. The fate of Donna Seymour, the agency's chief information officer, remains unknown.