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Statement by LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan on the Departure of OPM Director John Berry

Statement by LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan on the Departure of OPM Director John Berry

Washington, D.C. (April 11, 2013) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement on the departure of John Berry as

Director of the Office of Personnel Management:

“John Berry has been a strong supporter of federal workers over his entire career. From his time as a congressional staffer handling federal employee issues to his becoming Director of the Office of Personnel Management in the Obama Administration, Director Berry has been a tireless advocate for the dedicated public servants who work for the federal government.

“During his tenure at OPM, Director Berry has promoted the hiring of veterans in the federal government, worked on reforms to speed up the hiring process and to implement training and work/life programs for federal employees. He has overseen the creation of new labor-management partnerships in the federal government and has constantly stood up for the hard-working federal employees who keep our skies safe, parks clean, protect us from threats both foreign and domestic and provide essential services for veterans and Native Americans.

“On behalf of the 500,000 men and women that LIUNA represents throughout North America and especially our 25,000 federal employees, I thank John Berry for his service to our nation and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”