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News Release

New Deputy Director for IBC's Human Resources


Julie Bednar is the new Deputy Associate Director for the Interior Business Center's Human Resources Directorate. Julie works directly with IBC's HRD Associate Director, LC Williams, and is also a member of IBC's Senior Leadership Team.

Julie started her federal human resources career as a personnel actions clerk at the Internal Revenue Service in Denver in 1992. She joined IBC in 2001. In 2007 she took on the role of Chief of the Human Resources West Branch for the Human Resources Operations Division.

Julie has a breadth and depth of experience in HR. Her experience includes work in the fields of position classification, staffing, employee relations, labor relations, benefits, compensation, processing, and automated HR systems. And she is a proven IBC leader, change agent, and mentor to IBC staff.

As an HR chief, Julie's focus has been on customer service, brokering partnerships, developing and monitoring metrics and marketing HR services to clients. (She studied marketing as her Business Administration area of emphasis at Colorado State University.)

As Deputy Associate Director, Julie's interpersonal skills, ability to build trusting relationships, and excellence in communications in challenging situations will prove very important for IBC. Julie is well known throughout IBC and to employees of other offices in the Department, such as OCIO and ONRR, for leading IBC's successful venture into HR cross servicing. Julie has led outreach efforts to all HROD clients such as Trade Development Agency, Chemical Safety Board and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Office of Inspector General to increase communications between the client agencies and IBC HR.

Julie takes on the role previously held by Sam Doutrich, who retired January 31, 2014.

Thanks to Sam for so many important contributions during critical times in our transformation to the IBC we know today.

photo of Julie Bendar
As the new IBC's HRD Deputy Associate Director, Julie Bednar works with Associate Director, LC Williams, joining him in the IBC's Senior Leadership Team.
photo of Sam Doutrich and Joe Ward, Director
During Sam Doutrich's retirement ceremony, IBC Director Joe Ward presented him the Department of the Interior's Citation for Meritorious Service award. This prestigious recognition is granted for exceptional career accomplishments and support of the Department's mission.

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