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Washington, DC - On June 28, 2010, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Berry and agency representatives from the Department of the Army, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Defense Commissary Agency will recognize and confirm the first graduates of OPM's Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program. Established in 2008, LEAD is a training program that provides the critical leadership skills needed for a Federal career - from Team Lead to Executive.
Associate Director of Human Resources Solutions, Kay Ely, also will announce the updated LEAD curriculum for FY 2011.
Berry has committed to "recruit, retain and honor a world-class workforce" and this ceremony will acknowledge the work OPM has done to develop a premier and competitive training program for Federal leaders that is key to retaining highly valued talent.
OPM recognizes that it must empower a new generation of talent to replace today's retiring leaders. This is a challenging yet exciting time to work in the Federal government, as global awareness, technological advances and workplace diversity combine to shape the potential for far-reaching social impact.
Who: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry
Department of DefensePhysical Scientist Dr. Stewart Bennie
Department of the Defense (U.S. Army) Knowledge Management Officer Jon Boren
Department of Homeland SecurityProgram Manager Vincent Dumas
Defense Commissary AgencyBusiness Systems Manager Debbie Emory
Department of Defense Deputy Chief of Science Technology Policy Walter Kennedy
Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer Harry McDavid
Department of Defense (U.S. Army) Deputy Chief of Commander's Planning Group Edward Melton, III
What: Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program Commencement Ceremony
When: Monday, June 28, 2010
Interviews: Immediately following
Where: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW Washington, DC 20415
Media wishing to attend the event should contact OPM's Communications and Public Liaison office at 202-606-2402.
Our mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve work force performance.