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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release April 24, 1997
      PRESIDENT NAMES JAMES D. CUNNINGHAM, SR. AS A MEMBER OF THE
                         FEDERAL SALARY COUNCIL 

     The President today announced his intent to appoint James D.

Cunningham, Sr. to serve as a member of the Federal Salary Council.

James D. Cunningham, Sr., of St. Louis, Missouri, is the President of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), the nation's oldest independent union of federal employees. NFFE represents 150,000 employees in 52 agencies throughout the government. Prior to assuming the presidency of NFFE, Mr. Cunningham was the President of NFFE Local 405 and the President of the NFFE Army Material Command Council. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Cunningham was employed at the Aviation Troop Command Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Federal Salary Council was established by the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990. The Council meets with the President's Pay Agent to provide views and recommendations on the establishment or modification of pay localities and the level of comparability payments that should be paid to eliminate or reduce pay disparities. The Council also provides recommendations on the coverage of annual surveys on occupations conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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