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News Release

Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Contact: Edmund D. Byrnes
Tel: 202-606-2402

Statement by U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry on the Death of National Federation of Federal Employees President Richard N. Brown

"I am greatly saddened by the unexpected death of Richard Brown. He worked tirelessly on behalf of Federal employees.

"Rick lived a life of service and leadership, and this is a tragic loss. I only knew Rick for a short time, but his dedication shone through in our work together on issues that matter deeply to Federal employees and working people everywhere.

"He will be forever remembered as a smart, tough, and passionate employee advocate. His family, friends, and colleagues are in my thoughts and prayers."


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