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Press Release - President Biden Announces Appointments to Federal Salary Council

March 23, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announces his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve in key roles:

  • Stephen Emerson Condrey, Member and Chair, Federal Salary Council
  • Jared James Llorens, Member, Federal Salary Council
  • Janice Rachel Lachance, Member, Federal Salary Council

The Federal Salary Council is an advisory body of the executive branch that provides recommendations on pay differentials for federal employees. The Council submits recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Stephen Emerson Condrey, Member and Chair
Stephen Emerson Condrey is President of Condrey and Associates, Inc., a human resources consulting firm specializing in compensation systems for state and local governments. In his forty years of experience, Condrey has consulted with over 800 organizations nationally and internationally and served as President Obama's Federal Salary Council Chair from 2010 to 2017. He has authored or co-authored numerous scholarly articles and is the editor of the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government (3rd edition) as well as the co-editor of Public Administration in Post-Communist Countries. He has degrees from the University of Montevallo (BS), the University of Tennessee (MPA), and the University of Georgia (PhD). After losing his sight in 2015, he received Assistive Technology training from the Birmingham Regional Center of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Condrey served as President of the American Society for Public Administration (2013-2014) and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Jared James Llorens, Member
Jared J. Llorens is Dean of Louisiana State University's E. J. Ourso College of Business. An expert in the areas of public sector compensation and recruitment, Llorens launched his academic career in 2007 as an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas. He accepted a faculty position with Louisiana State University's Department of Public Administration in 2009 and was named chair of the Department in 2015. Llorens began his service as the college's ninth Dean on November 1, 2020.

In 2020, Llorens was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the former editor-in-chief of Public Personnel Management and his research has been widely published in various academic outlets. He is also a co-author of the widely adopted textbook Public Personnel Management: Context and Strategies 6th & 7th editions. Before beginning his academic career, Llorens served as a human resources analyst with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Department of Labor in Dallas and Washington, D.C. A Baton Rouge native, Llorens received his BA in English from Loyola University of New Orleans, his MPAff from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, and his PhD in Public Administration from the University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs.

Janice Rachel Lachance, Member
Janice Lachance is the Executive Vice President for Strategic Leadership and Global Outreach at the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a scientific society supporting more than 130,000 Earth and space scientists in 140 countries. Her work at AGU includes the renovation of the organization's headquarters into a net-zero energy consumption building – the first renovation of its kind in Washington, D.C. Beyond this innovative project, Janice's duties include: leadership of AGU's global partnerships and initiatives; positioning and message development across the range of climate, environmental, and science policy issues, discoveries, and solutions; and global government relations and public policy, membership and career services, and association governance.

Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, Lachance was nominated by President Clinton and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where she was responsible for policy and programmatic leadership of the nation's 2.1-million-member civil service. Leading up to this role, she served as OPM's Director of Communications, Chief of Staff, and Deputy Director. Janice received the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) 2020 Elmer B. Staats Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a member of ASPA's Endowment Board and was its president in 2017-2018. She also has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Society of Association Executives. Born and raised in Biddeford, Maine, and the first in her extended family to attend college, Lachance graduated from Manhattanville College and earned her law degree from Tulane University.

Joseph R. Biden, Press Release - President Biden Announces Appointments to Federal Salary Council Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/355048

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