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Berry Administration | Biography | Speeches & Remarks

Director Berry Photo. April 2009 - April 2013

We need not only good people... we need the best and the brightest because the jobs they're undertaking affect every American."
John Berry, Former Director

Through governmentwide initiatives and partnerships, OPM Director John Berry is preparing the Federal workforce for the challenges of the 21st century. 

Working with President Obama, Director Berry has focused on Veterans Employment in the Federal government, reforming and improving the Federal hiring process, and implementing the training, benefits and work/life balance programs that help make the Federal government a great place to work.

With the help of agencies across government, we’ve made steady progress.  In 2009, 24% of Federal new hires were Veterans.  In 2011, Veterans were 28.3% of new hires.

Again working with agency partners, OPM has made it easier to apply for jobs, with shorter job descriptions, simpler applications, and more frequent contact with our applicants. 

Under Director Berry’s leadership, OPM continues to pursue our mission to recruit, retain and honor a world-class workforce.

Biography

John Berry, Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM), was selected by President Obama as the federal government’s chief people person. He is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and setting benefits policies for 1.9 million federal civilian employees...View Bio

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Speeches & Remarks by Director John Berry or his senior staff.

Wall of Honor Dedication
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered April 11, 2013, Washington, DC
FEHB Carrier Conference
Remarks of OPM Healthcare & Insurance Director John O'Brien  |  Delivered March 21, 2013
Federal Managers Association
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered March 6, 2013
Federal Inter-Agency Diversity Partnership
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered February 28, 2013
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered October 22, 2012, Marriott Wardman Park
National Federation of Federal Employees
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered October 2, 2012, Portland, OR
America's Aging Workforce
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered September 28, 2012, Tyson's Corner, VA
Diversity Inclusion and Innovation in Government 2012 National Conference
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered September 12, 2012, Georgetown University
Presidential Innovation Fellows Kick-off
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered August 23, 2012, White House - South Court Auditorium
University of Maryland View Video
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered May 20, 2012, College Park, MD
FEHB Carrier Conference
Speech of OPM Healthcare & Insurance Director John O'Brien  |  Delivered March 29, 2012
Diversity Inclusion Thought Leaders Conference
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered March 27, 2012, New York, NY
NCAI
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered March 7, 2012, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
ASPA Conference 2012
Remarks of OPM Deputy Chief of Staff Justin Johnson  |  Delivered March 3, 2012, Las Vegas, NV
CFC Annual Meeting
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered February 29, 2012, San Antonio, TX
50th Anniversary of Executive Order 10988
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered January 17, 2012, AFL-CIO Offices
Current Status of USAJOBS
Statement of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered October 19, 2011
Hispanic Council on Federal Employment
Opening Statement of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered September 30, 2011, Theodore Roosevelt Building
Reforming the Federal Hiring Process and Promoting Public Service to America's Youth
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered September 28, 2011, The Brookings Institution
September 11 Remembrance
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered September 9, 2011, TRB E Street Lobby
Society of American Indian Government Employees
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered June 14, 2011, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hiring Reform First Anniversary Event
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered May 18, 2011, National Press Club
National Education Month View Video
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered March 28, 2011
FEHB Carrier Conference
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered March 24, 2011, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
Interagency Resource Management Conference (IRMCO)
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered March 16, 2011, Kellogg Conference Center
Perspectives on Employment of Persons with Disabilities Conference
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered December 8, 2010
American Legion National Convention
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered September 1, 2010, Milwaukee, WI
Launch of Hiring Reform Initiative
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered May 11, 2010, TRB Campbell Auditorium
Human Capital Management Forum 2009
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered November 17, 2009, Marriott Key Bridge
A Merit System for the 21st Century? View Video
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered September 11, 2009, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University
A New Day for the Civil Service
Remarks of OPM Director John Berry  |  Delivered July 20, 2009, Excellence in Government Conference

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