Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Shiu Named OFCCP Director

Shiu (color) Patricia A. Shiu, currently vice president for Programs at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC), has been named Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The OFCCP is the branch of the Department of Labor responsible for enforcing Executive Order 11246 and other laws which prohibit discrimination and require affirmative action by businesses contracting with the federal government.  Here's a bio of Shiu, courtesy of NELA’s Twentieth Annual Convention last month in Rancho Mirage, California:

Patricia A. Shiu is Vice President of Programs at the Employment Law Center, a project of the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco.  Ms. Shiu joined the Employment Law Center in 1983 where she focuses primarily on employment discrimination, including sex and race-based discrimination.  She also represents workers in family and medical leave cases.  Ms. Shiu is the Director of the Society’s Work and Family Project and advocated for the passage of California’s Family Rights Act and its regulations.  Ms. Shiu was appointed to the Civil Rights Reviewing Authority for the Department of Education in 1993 by Secretary Richard Riley.  She is a former member of the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association and served as one of its Vice Presidents. Ms. Shiu serves on the Board of Directors of The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, NELA’s related charitable and educational public interest organization.  She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Hat tip: Rebecca Hamburg (NELA).



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