Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry welcomes Christine Griffin as the new OPM deputy director. (TIMOTHY GRANT / OCPL)
Former Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Christine Griffin officially joined the Office of Personnel Management on Jan. 4 as its deputy director.
One of Griffin's top tasks will be to help OPM Director John Berry increase the diversity of the federal government, which he has called one of his top long-term goals. During her tenure at EEOC, Griffin frequently spoke about the need for a diverse federal workforce. In 2006, Griffin helped launch the Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities, or LEAD, initiative to try to improve the underemployment of people with disabilities in the federal government.
"I am very pleased to be able to work with Christine on important issues that directly affect the federal government and its workforce," Berry said in a statement. "She brings a wealth of knowledge, as well as life experience, about how to create a workforce that can handle whatever challenge it is given."
Griffin also previously served as executive director of the Disability Law Center in Boston.
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