Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of September 7, 2009

Christine Spicer

Plan Benefits Security Division, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor

Christine Spicer had worked as a secretary in the Plan Benefits Security Division (PBSD) of the Labor Department's Solicitor’s office for more than twenty-five years when she suffered a stroke. That stroke left her sight and hearing impaired and unable to walk. Instead of retiring on permanent disability, Chris underwent a grueling program of physical, occupational, and speech therapy in order to return to work. While she still has trouble walking and speaking clearly, she never gave up on her job, because of her commitment to public service. Since returning to work in 2007, she has served as the secretary to the Division chief of PBSD, who oversees legal efforts to protect the integrity of retirement and health benefits. Chris performs all the tasks of one who manages a busy legal office - the work is not often glamorous, but she is dedicated, cheerful, and truly one of the department's unsung heroes.

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Christine Spicer HERE

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