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Public Printer Bruce James Drafts GPO Veteran For Chief Human Capital Officer Post

Friday, May 06, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON, DC-The Public Printer of the United States Bruce James has filled a key position within the U.S. Government Printing Office.  Dr. William T. Harris, whose GPO career has spanned over 26 years, has been slated to serve as Chief Human Capital Officer.  Harris has been the Acting CHCO since July 2004. "Bill Harris brings a wealth of experience, background, and overall knowledge to this very critical position.  One of the most central and important pieces of this agency's transformation has been addressed with this addition to the team," James said. The Office of Human Capital encompasses several major components of the GPO workforce.  As executive lead of Human Capital, Harris is responsible for directing and monitoring the essential reorganization of all major organizations within the GPO.  He will oversee operations in Labor Relations, Workforce Development and Employee Communications, just to name a few. "My main objective is to ensure that the GPO workforce meets and exceeds the transformation challenges of today and into the future.  Our Public Printer has entrusted me with the lead task of providing our employees the best possible options to contribute, as well as succeed," Harris said. Harris began his GPO career as a part-time Personnel Psychologist while still working on his graduate studies.  He has worked in several capacities throughout GPO, including as Director of Occupational Health and Environmental Services, where he spent the majority of his GPO career. Dr. Harris received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, and his Master's degree from the Adler-Dreikurs Institute at Bowie State University.  He obtained his PhD from the University of Maryland.  As a veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry, Harris served a tour of combat duty in Vietnam. Harris was awarded a Maryland Graduate School Fellowship and served a Post Doctoral Internship at Spring Grove State Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  He is a licensed Psychologist.




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