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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 4, 2000

     The President today announced his intent to appoint Colleen M.

Kelley to serve as a Member of the Federal Salary Council.

Ms. Colleen M. Kelley, of Arlington, Virginia, currently serves as the President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), the nation's largest independent federal sector union. Ms. Kelley held NTEU leadership positions as National Director of Membership and Benefits Programs in 1988 and as National Executive Vice President in 1995. As a chapter leader, she served as Chief Steward, Vice President and Chapter President of NTEU Chapter 34 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Kelley currently serves as a member of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Modernization Executive Steering Committee, with oversight of the IRS reorganization mandated by legislation. She serves on the labor-management partnership council for the United States Customs Service and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and is the National Partnership Council representative to the Department of Health and Human Services and Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Kelley is a member of the Employee Thrift Advisory Council of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund. In addition, she serves as a member of Vice President Al Gore's Committee for Excellence in Customer Service.

Ms. Kelley received a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Drexel University and a Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

The Federal Salary Council was established by the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990. The Council provides 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.