Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings

Every Monday on, Comings and Goings announces the arrivals and departures of top federal managers and executives. To submit an announcement, e-mail it to or fax it to 202-739-8511.


Former Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill., the first black woman elected to the Senate, has taken a part-time job to help promote a Department of Education effort to raise money for crumbling schools. Education Secretary Richard Riley appointed Moseley-Braun as a $56-an-hour part time adviser on efforts to increase federal spending for school construction. The job will involve talking to architects and business owners to rally support for refurbishing schools.

Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala has appointed Jane Browning as executive director of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation. Browning comes from the National Association of Social Workers, where she was director of the Division of Membership Services and Publications.

President Clinton will nominate Armando Falcon, Jr. to serve as director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Falcon has served for eight years on the legal staff of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, reaching the position of general counsel in 1995.

Benjamin Finzelis joining the Energy Department as director of communications for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In this position, Finzel will develop strategies to inform the public about programs to encourage the development and use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck has announced that Vaughn Stokes will become the agency's director of engineering. Stokes will be responsible for overseeing engineering activities at the nation's 155 national forests.


Paul Homan , the Clinton administration's special trustee for American Indians, resigned in protest this week. He charged Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt with obstructing his efforts to untangle billions of dollars in mismanaged Indian trust fund accounts.

Peggy Brown, head of the Postal Rate Commission's docket section, retired last week after 33 years federal service.