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 WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Faith A. Wohl, director of DuPont's (NYSE: DD) WorkForce Partnering since its inception in 1989, will retire from the company, effective Dec. 31, in order to accept a U.S. Government appointment as director of the new Office of Workplace Initiatives in the General Services Administration, D. John Ogren, senior vice president-Human Resources, announced today.
 In her new role, Wohl, 57, will be responsible for government-wide initiatives such as childcare, eldercare, and flexible workplace programs and activities, including work-at-home and telecommuting centers, for some two million Federal employees.
 "Faith has been a change-agent throughout her 20 years with DuPont," said Ogren. "She understood the implications of the changing demographics of the U.S. workforce, and realized that greater productivity and employee satisfaction would be achieved once the company formally recognized the need for all of us to balance our professional responsibilities against the very real demands of family life. As a result, she pioneered our cutting-edge programs which allow for family leave, childcare and eldercare referral, flexwork, flextime, and flexplace options.
 "She also initiated a grant program in many communities in which DuPont has facilities which has led to accreditation of local childcare agencies, Ogren said. "And in the meantime, she has earned a well-deserved reputation as a national spokeswoman in the field of work and family.
 "We will sorely miss Faith's agile mind, personal commitment and professional excellence, but we know those same talents will serve Federal employees well in her new role in Washington," Ogren said.
 Wohl joined DuPont in 1973 in the former Public Affairs Department. She was named director-Corporate Communications in 1981, director-Community Affairs in 1983, and director-Corporate Affairs in 1985. She was transferred to the corporate Human Resources function to assume her most recent position in 1989.
 Wohl is a member of the Work and Family Council of the Conference Board, The National Advisory Panel of the Child Care Action Campaign, and the Parent Action.
 A summa cum laude graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., with a B.A. in economics, she came to DuPont from United Technical Publications in Garden City, where she had been communications manager. Before joining the publishing firm, she and her husband, Howard, had been partners in a specialty publications company.
 She and her husband, who have three children and seven grandchildren, currently reside in Landenberg, Pa.
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