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Board Members


Cathy A. Harris

Cathy A. Harris was confirmed by the Senate on May 25, 2022, and sworn into her duties as a member of the Board on June 1, 2022. She was designated Vice Chairman on June 6, 2022, and served as the Acting Chairman. On March 6, 2024, the Senate confirmed Ms. Harris as Chairman, and she was sworn in on March 14, 2024. Prior to that Ms. Harris was co-manager of the firm of Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC, in Washington, DC. She served as the Chair of the firm's Sexual Harassment and LGBT Practice sections. Ms. Harris has practiced employment law, including before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, for over two decades. She has extensive experience in the litigation and settlement of federal sector employment class actions and represented individual employees and federal agencies. Ms. Harris graduated from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC with honors in 1997, where she was a member and editor on the George Washington Law Review. She received the Michael D. Cooley award for most successfully maintaining her compassion, vitality, and humanity during law school and was elected to give the salutatory address at commencement. Ms. Harris received her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1994. Prior to joining Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC, she was an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office. Ms. Harris also served as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School from 2001 to 2004. She resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her wife and daughter.


Raymond A. Limon

Raymond A. Limon was confirmed by the Senate on March 1, 2022, and sworn into his duties as a member of the Board on March 4, 2022. Previously, Ray served at the Department of the Interior (DOI) as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital and Diversity and the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO). His Directorate managed three offices focusing on strategic human capital policies and oversight programs; occupational safety and health programs; and employee development and leadership programs, all of which served more than 70,000 employees in more 2,400 locations. Before joining DOI, Ray led the State Department's Civil Service Human Resources Management office and performed as Deputy CHCO. He also was the first-ever CHCO at the Corporation for National and Community Service (e.g., AmeriCorps, VISTA, Senior Corps, etc.) and was selected by his peers to chair the Small Agency Human Resources Council, representing approximately 100 Federal agencies and organizations. Earlier, Ray served as the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Director of the Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs), managing the government-wide personnel system for ALJs; and as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel, specializing in employment litigation and regulatory reviews. Ray received his J.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington and is a former Peace Corps Volunteer (Honduras). Recently, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the CHCO Council, OPM and the Council presented Ray with a Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize his many contributions over the years.