John Berry, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, to speak at WWS, October 13
John Berry, director of the United States Office of Personnel Management, will deliver a public talk titled, "Public Service in the 21st Century" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Berry took office in April, 2009, and is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and setting benefits policies for 1.9 million Federal civilian employees. With over twenty years of experience in the Federal government, Berry first developed expertise in Federal employee and retirement issues during ten years as legislative director for Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland, now the House Democratic Whip.
During the Clinton Administration, Berry served as deputy assistant secretary and acting assistant secretary for law enforcement at the Department of the Treasury, where he had direct-line authority over 40% of the Federal law enforcement community, including the Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He then served as assistant secretary for policy, management and budget at the Department of the Interior.
From 2001 to 2008, Berry pursued his interest in conservation as director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and then as director of the National Zoo.
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