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Tim Curry

Tim Curry, a member of the Senior Executive Service since December 2004, is the Deputy Associate Director, Accountability and Workforce Relations at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In this capacity, Mr. Curry provides policy direction and leadership in designing, developing and promulgating Government-wide programs for labor relations and employee accountability.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Curry served as OPM’s Deputy Associate Director for Partnership and Labor Relations.  Mr. Curry also served as OPM’s Acting Director of Communications and was responsible for external and internal communications for the agency.

Before joining OPM in 2010, Mr. Curry served as the Executive Director, Labor Management and Employee Relations, Department of Defense (DoD). In this capacity, Mr. Curry served as the principal policy advisor on labor and employee relations matters for DoD senior leaders, including the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Civilian Personnel Policy), Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) and the Deputy Secretary of Defense. Mr. Curry also served as the Acting Program Executive Officer of the National Security Personnel System.

Mr. Curry has over twenty nine years of experience as a human resources professional in both operating and staff level positions in the Office of Secretary of Defense, DoD Education Activity, Department of the Air Force, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and OPM. His background includes labor relations, employee relations, performance management, and employee awards programs. He has experience in training and assistance in facilitation, labor management cooperation, interest-based and position-based negotiations, basic labor relations and basic mediation skills. He also served as the agency representative on numerous occasions before third party federal labor and employee relations forums (arbitrations, FLRA, FSIP, and MSPB) and as management’s chief negotiator in collective bargaining.

Mr. Curry holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with a concentration in Personnel Management from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  


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