Colleen Duffy Kiko Assumes Role Of General Counsel of The Federal Labor Relations Authority (11/2/05)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2005

COLLEEN DUFFY KIKO ASSUMES ROLE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

OF THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

On October 31, 2005, the Honorable Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court administered the oath of office at the Supreme Court to Colleen Duffy Kiko to serve as General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Kiko was nominated by President Bush in June of 2005 and confirmed by the Senate in October of 2005 for a five-year term.

Before her confirmation as the FLRA General Counsel, Kiko was serving as an Employees’ Compensation Appeals Judge, having been appointed by the Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao in February of 2002. Prior to her work at the Department of Labor, Kiko was engaged in the private practice of law in Arlington, Virginia in the firm of Ronald M. Cohen & Associates, P.C., and previously, in the Law Offices of Colleen Duffy Kiko, P.C. In 1989, she served as Associate Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights. From 1986-1989 she served in the U.S. Department of Justice as an attorney advisor in the civil rights division and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria, Virginia. From 1976 to 1983, she served as a supervisory labor relations specialist for the FLRA and its predecessor in the Department of Labor and as a labor and employee relations specialist in the U.S. Customs Service. Kik