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Submitted: February 22, 2002

Louise Craighead-Jenkins (Claimant) petitions for review of an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board), affirming a referee’s denial of compensation for voluntarily leaving work without cause of a necessitous and compelling nature. *fn1 We affirm.

Claimant was employed as the executive director of the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP (Employer) from December 1998. Six months into her employment, a conflict arose between Claimant and Employer’s board secretary. The board of directors resolved the matter in Claimant’s favor. At the end of 2000, in an unrelated matter, the secretary contradicted instructions Claimant had received from the branch president and interfered with Claimant’s completion of her year-end report. The board of directors advised Claimant to ignore the secretary’s interference. The personnel committee met on January 10, 2001 and advised the secretary to stop interfering with Claimant. In response to a memorandum written by the secretary on the same day as the board meeting, Claimant resigned. Claimant continued working until February 2001 in order to complete business that she had begun.

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