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Napier Joins ORAU Staff

June 10, 2004

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Rose Napier recently joined Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) as director of employee relations, equal employment opportunity (EEO)/affirmative action (AA), and diversity.

Napier will be responsible for managing the employee relations program, which includes working with employees and managers to facilitate problem resolution, coaching, counseling, absenteeism studies and salary audits. She will also be involved in legal compliance audits, employee-complaint investigation and resolution, oversight of ORAU’s Diversity/EEO Council and management of special EEO/AA-related activities, which include community outreach activities.

“Rose brings with her a wealth of job-related experience and an impeccable reputation for integrity and credibility from within the human resources community,” said Dan Standley, corporate director of human resources. “I look forward to the contributions she will make in our employee relations and workforce diversity efforts.”

Napier rejoins ORAU after previously serving as personnel assistant, employment officer and program manager for the company from 1983 until 1990. In 1990, she left ORAU to work for Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, which later consolidated with Covenant Health, where she held the positions of employment coordinator, manager of benefits and compensation, director of employee services and most recently director of employee relations and retention.

“While ORAU has also grown tremendously and made many operational improvements since I left, it’s still like coming home,” said Napier. “I’m honored and thankful for the opportunity to once again be a part of this well respected organization.”

Napier received an associate’s degree in business administration from Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Ala., and completed a bachelor’s degree in human resources management at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens.

Napier is a past president of the East Tennessee Compensation Association and has served on the board of directors for the American Red Cross Appalachian Chapter and Roane State Community College. Currently she is on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Managers.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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