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 WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernard E. DeLury, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), who earlier this month was named as labor relations vice president for AT&T, today announced that he will resign as director of the agency effective Sunday, Aug. 29. In a letter accepting DeLury's resignation, President Clinton expressed his appreciation for DeLury's "service to the nation and your assistance during this recent period of transition."
 DeLury has designated Deputy Director Brian L. Flores to serve as acting director "until such time as a new director takes the oath of office." In July, President Clinton announced plans to nominate John Calhoun Wells as the next director of the service, subject to Senate confirmation.
 Flores, a career FMCS employee, was selected by DeLury as deputy director in August 1990. As deputy director, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the agency.
 Entering FMCS in 1977 as a field mediator in New York City, Flores transferred to the Washington District Office in 1980 and was appointed district director in 1982. From 1985 until his appointment as deputy director, he served as district director in New York. Flores has mediated a large number of disputes on the east coast and has been involved in many highly significant national disputes.
 After attending George Washington University he entered the newspaper business where he worked for the former Washington Times Herald. Active in the Newspaper Guild at the local and national levels, he was chief administrative officer of the Washington-Baltimore local prior to coming to FMCS.
 He is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration's Trade Union Program and the Senior Managers in Government Program of the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is married with two daughters ages 15 and 16.
 In making the announcement, DeLury praised Flores' distinguished career. "Brian is dedicated to the mission of the service and is committed to the collective bargaining process in the United States. As a career FMCS employee, he is especially qualified to provide the labor- management community with the

continued maintenance and advancement of industrial peace that they have come to expect from FMCS."
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 /CONTACT: Sandra L. Taylor of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 202-653-5290/

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