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News Release

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Contact: Peter Graves
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Director Springer Announces Her Departure

Will Step Down in August

Washington, D.C. - The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced that Director Linda M. Springer informed The White House she will be stepping down in August to accept the position of Executive Director in the Government and Public Sector Advisory Services Practice of Ernst & Young LLP.

"It has been an honor to serve the President and our country these past six years," Springer said. "Over the next several weeks I hope to see and thank many of the people who have done so much to make my government experience so rewarding."

Springer has served as Director of OPM since June 2005. Prior to this, she served the Administration as Controller of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and head of the Office of Federal Financial Management.

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