Notice of Proposed Retirement

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Dear Colleague:

It is with heartfelt joy and also a twinge of sadness that I am spreading the news of our latest retiree.  After 30 years with UMTA/FTA, Devendra Soni, finalized his plans for retirement.  He gave us his NPR (Notice of Proposed Retirement) as April 3, 2007.  Dev has been the Director of the Office of Program Management and Oversight for over 24 years.  He began his career here as an Engineer working for Joe Mayer back in 1977. At the time, it was called the Office of Engineering.  He was directly involved with every major project in this region.

If you have worked with Dev, I know you understand the loss his retiring will create for our office.  His energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and intelligence will be very difficult to replace with just one individual.   I'm sure you agree, we wish him well and know the future is bright for someone with such youthful vision.   

During the time period from his retirement to hiring his replacement, we will be rotating OPM staff on a monthly basis to act in his position.  If you have any questions or concerns,  please feel free to let us know.  

We will be having a retirement celebration for Dev on Monday, April 2, 2007.  If you would like any information please contact Sheila Byrne or Ann Dolecki from our office for details.  They can be reached at (215) 656-7100.  If you have any mementos or thoughts you wish to share, please pass them on to either Ann or Sheila by Thursday March 15, 2007, if possible. 



Herman C. Shipman
Acting Regional Administrator