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EEOC Welcomes New Director For the Pacific Northwest

Nancy Sienko Now at the Helm of Civil Rights Agency's Seattle Field Office - SEATTLE -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week welcomed Nancy A. Sienko as the new director of the agency's...more

EEOC Announces John Lowrie as New Director for its Denver Field Office

DENVER -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the selection of John C. Lowrie as the new director of its Denver Field Office. The Denver Field Office is part of the EEOC's Phoenix District...more

New EU Competition Commissioner Magrethe Vestager to Take Office in November, Pending Approval

In an announcement made on 10 September 2014, the President-elect of the next European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker from Luxemburg, unveiled his team and announced that Magrethe Vestager from Denmark will replace Joaquin...more

CFPB Announces New Senior Hires

On August 28, the CFPB announced several new hires, as well as the appointments of new consumer finance experts to its Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, and Credit Union Advisory Council. Director Cordray...more

President Appoints Jenny R. Yang EEOC Chair

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that President Obama has named Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of the EEOC. Yang, whose term expires July 1, 2017, was unanimously confirmed by the...more

CFPB announces senior leadership change and new hires and new advisory board and council members

The CFPB has announced a senior leadership change and two new new hires. It also announced new appointments to its Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, and Credit Union Advisory Council....more

Georgia EPD Appoints New Brownfield Program Coordinator

Beth Blalock has been named the new Brownfield Coordinator for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, replacing Madeleine Kellam, who has led the brownfield program since its inception and will retire at the end of...more

Senate Confirms Elliot Kaye as Chairman & Joe Mohorovic as Commissioner of the CPSC

Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elliot Kaye as the new CPSC Chairman and Joe Mohorovic as a new Commissioner of the agency. Once Kaye and Mohorovic are officially sworn in this week, the Commission will be fully...more

Andrea G. Baran Appointed Regional Attorney of EEOC’s St. Louis District Office

WASHINGTON - Andrea G. Baran, a 15-year attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has been appointed regional attorney of the agency's St. Louis District, which includes offices in St. Louis,...more

HUD continues reorganization of key leadership

As part of its efforts towards continued reorganization, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently announced changes to the Office of Multifamily Housing leadership staff. Mark Van Kirk, the...more

CMS Announces Provider Relations Coordinator for RAC and MAC Issues

CMS recently announced that it has established a CMS Provider Relations Coordinator, Latesha Walker, to assist providers in resolution of issues with Recovery Auditor Contractors (RACs) and Medicare Administrative Contractors...more

No Recess: Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Three 2012 NLRB Appointments and Narrows President’s Recess Appointment Powers

On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s purported “recess” appointments of three National Labor Relations Board members was an invalid exercise of executive power. The decision has...more

News from the Health Law Gurus™: May 2014

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. ...more

NYC Mayor de Blasio Appoints New Finance Commissioner

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Jacques Jiha to be the next Commissioner of the Department of Finance, the agency that administers most New York City taxes. Mr. Jiha, who holds a Ph.D. in Economics, has more...more

Senate Confirms National Labor Relations Board Nomination of Richard Griffin as General Counsel

On October 29, 2013, the Senate approved President Obama’s nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr. to the position of general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board). Since Republicans had been...more

CFPB Announces New Leadership Positions

Today, the CFPB announced four individuals to serve in new leadership roles at the Bureau: Cheryl Parker Rose will serve as Assistant Director for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, which is responsible for...more

OCC Names Head Of Large Bank Supervision

On July 10, the OCC named Martin Pfinsgraff as Senior Deputy Comptroller for Large Bank Supervision....more

SEC Chairman Names Chief Counsel

On June 3, the SEC Chairman Mary Jo White appointed Robert E. Rice as Chief Counsel....more

China FDA Announces Key Appointments and Restructuring Plan

Following its recent re-elevation to the ministry level and the appointment of a new Commissioner in March, Mr. Yong Zhang, former Director of the Food Safety Office under the State Council of China, the China Food and Drug...more

Obama Administration Seeks Supreme Court Review Of Recess Appointment Decision

On April 25, the DOJ and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a petition seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit Court’s January 25, 2013 decision invalidating the appointment of three NLRB members....more

Act II At The Obama EPA: Gina Mccarthy (Is Predicted) To Take The Helm

The President gave an indication of his environmental focus in his inaugural address, and then again in his state of the union speech. The focus would be on climate change. ...more

EPA’s Air Chief Seen As Favorite To Become The Next Administrator

A recent article carried by Reuters News Service reports that President Obama favors Gina McCarthy to replace Lisa Jackson as Administrator of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. In December, Jackson indicated a...more

Senate Democrats Complete Battle Lines Over CFPB Nomination

On February 14, 54 of the 55 Senators in the Democratic caucus joined a letter to President Obama supporting the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the CFPB and expressing opposition to “efforts to weaken the CFPB through...more

OCC Personnel Changes Elevate Role Of Enterprise Governance And Ombudsman, Indicate Increased Focus On Fair Lending

On February 7, the OCC announced that Larry Hattix will serve as Senior Deputy Comptroller for Enterprise Governance and Ombudsman. The move also elevates enterprise governance to the OCC’s Executive Committee. ...more

Clean Energy Advocate Named to PUC Seat

Earlier today, Governor Dayton announced the appointment of Nancy Lange to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Nancy Lange will replace Phyllis Reha, whose term expired in early January. Ms. Lange will begin her...more

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