As President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Department of Labor, Thomas E. Perez awaits the confirmation process, Director Pat Shiu has announced leadership changes for OFCCP.
In the wake of Dr. Richard Fischer’s departure, Dr. John Haymaker has been named Branch Chief for Field Liaison Operations and Technical Assistance and will be tasked with providing analysis and technical assistance in testing cases. Previously, OFCCP utilized the testing expertise of both Dr. Haymaker and Dr. Fischer, however, it appears now that Dr. Haymaker will assume the role in a sole capacity.
Additionally Director Shiu announced a new role for Tom Dowd on OFCCP’s executive leadership team. Mr. Dowd has been elevated to the position of career Deputy Director. Deputy Director Dowd has been active in enhancing the agency’s operating plans and enforcement programs and his selection for this new role does not come as a surprise.
Now for the really interesting stuff. . .
In its recently released new compensation directive and rescission of the 2006 compensation standards, OFCCP articulated its intent to consult with labor economists as one tool to better analyze the complexities of compensation cases. In what appears to be an effort to further this goal, OFCCP has announced the hiring of Labor Economist Dr. Kristin Monoco to assist with the development of systemic cases.
It remains to be seen what role Dr. Monoco will actually play in the development of the Agency’s systemic enforcement strategies and individual pay cases, but one thing is for sure – it’s going to be an interesting summer . . .