Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 13:40
National President Colleen M. Kelley is the leader of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), the nation's largest independent federal sector union.
Kelley serves on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Modernization Executive Steering Committee, with oversight of the IRS reorganization. She serves on labor-management partnership councils for the U.S. Customs Service, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the IRS. Kelley also serves as a member of the Committee for Excellence in Customer Service, dedicated to improving how government does business.
Kelley is a member of the President's National Partnership Council (NPC), the Federal Salary Council, the Employee Thrift Advisory Council of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, and a member of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund's (FEEA) Board of Directors.
In August 1999, following her service as NTEU National Executive Vice President, delegates to NTEU's 47th national convention elected Kelley National President. She received 93 percent of the votes cast.
A Pittsburgh native, Kelley joined the IRS upon graduation from Drexel University, with a bachelor's degree in accounting. She also earned a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is a certified public accountant (C.P.A.).