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Washington Labor & Employment Wire » Obama Nominates Phyllis C. Borzi as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration

Obama Nominates Phyllis C. Borzi as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration

On April 27, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Phyllis C. Borzi as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration. EBSA is responsible for developing policies and regulations regarding pension, health, and other employee benefit plans as well as providing compliance assistance for these policies and regulations.

Borzi currently serves as a research professor in the Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington Medical Center where she focuses on employee benefit plans, the uninsured, managed care, and legal barriers to developing health information technology. She also serves as of counsel with O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue where she specializes in ERISA and discrimination matters.

Prior to this role, Borzi served as pension and benefit counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor for 16 years. Borzi has also served in numerous positions dealing with employee benefit plans, workers’ compensation, and insurance reform, including as a member on the Presidential Task Force on Health Care Reform in 1993.

President Obama first announced Borzi’s intended nomination on March 25, 2009.