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Managing Diversity of Senior Leadership in the Federal Workforce and the Postal Service

Subcommittee Hearing


The Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia and the House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia will hold a joint hearing. The hearing will examine diversity in the Senior Executive Service (SES) of the federal government and S. 2148/H.R. 3774, the Senior Executive Diversity Assurance Act of 2007. The Government Accountability Office will present findings from its ongoing report evaluating diversity in the SES, and the Office of Personnel Management will discuss its efforts to improve the diversity of the SES. Also, the hearing will examine diversity in the senior ranks of the Postal Career Executive Service, and the equivalent career executive positions in the Postal Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General.


Panel 1

  • Ms.  Nancy Kichak
    Associate Director, Strategic Human Resource Policy
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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  • Ms.  Susan LaChance
    Vice President of Employee Development & Diversity
    United States Postal Service
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Panel 2

  • Mr.  George H. Stalcup
    Director of Strategic Issues
    United States Government Accountability Office
  • Ms.  Katherine Siggerud
    Director of Physicial Infrastructure
    United States Government Accountability Office

Panel 3

  • Mr.  Steven W. Williams
    Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer
    Postal Regulatory Commission
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  • Mr.  Ronald Stith
    Assistant Inspector General for Mission Support
    United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General
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  • Ms.  Nicole A. Johnson
    Assistant Chief Inspector Investigations and Security Support
    United States Postal Inspection Service
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  • Mr.  Bray Barnes
    Acting Chief Human Capital Officer
    Department of Homeland Security
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  • Ms.  Carmen Walker
    Deputy Officer
    Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security

Panel 4