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Washington Labor & Employment Wire » Obama Announces Intended Nomination of William E. Spriggs as Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Labor

Obama Announces Intended Nomination of William E. Spriggs as Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Labor

On April 21, 2009, President Barack Obama announced he intends to nominate William E. Springs as Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Labor.  The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP) provides advice and assistance to the DOL regarding such topics as policy development, program evaluation and implementation, budget and performance analysis, and legislation.

Spriggs current serves as a professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at Howard University. Spriggs also served on the Agency Review Team for the Department of Labor during President Obama’s transition to the White House. During the Clinton Administration, Spriggs led the staff of the National Commission for Employment Policy and served as a senior economist for the Democratic staff of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. 

Spriggs also serves as Chair of the Independent Health Care Trust for UAW Retirees of Food Motor Company, Chair of the UAW Retirees of the Dana Corporation Health and Welfare Trust, and Vice Chair of the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute. Spriggs also served on the United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union National Commission on ICE Misconduct and Violation of 4th Amendment Rights.

The White House has not yet indicated when President Obama’s final nomination will be announced.