Lipnic Appointed Acting EEOC Chair

By | January 25, 2017

On January 25, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that President Donald Trump named Victoria A. Lipnic as Acting Chair of the EEOC. Lipnic has served on the Commission since 2010, having previously been nominated by President Barack Obama. In November 2015, she was nominated for and confirmed to serve a second term ending on July 1, 2020. The press release announcing her appointment can be found at:

Prior to joining the Commission, Lipnic served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards from 2002 to 2009. The Employment Standards Administration oversaw several divisions, including: the Wage and Hour Division; Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Office of Labor Management Standards; and the Office of Workers Compensation Programs. During her tenure, these divisions revised regulations on overtime, reissued regulations under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and issued new regulations for OFCCP to evaluate compensation discrimination.

Before joining the Department of Labor, Lipnic was the Workforce Policy Counsel for congressional members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. She also served as an attorney for the U.S. Postal Service and represented them in labor and employment matters.

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