Sunday, December 30, 2007

EEOC's Stuart Ishimaru Confirmed for Second Term; DOL's Radzely also confirmed

EEOC Commissioner Stuart Ishimaru was confirmed by the US Senate for a second term ending July 1, 2012. Stuart J. Ishimaru was initially sworn in on November 17, 2003, as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to serve the remainder of a term expiring July 1, 2007. Mr. Ishimaru was nominated by President George W. Bush on October 14 and confirmed by the full U.S. Senate on October 31, 2003. As a member of the Commission, he participates with the other Commissioners on all matters which come before it, including the development and approval of enforcement policies, authorization of litigation, issuance of Commissioner's charges of discrimination, and performance of such other functions as may be authorized by law, regulation, or order.

Commissioner Ishimaru spoke at the 32nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Affirmative Action in Tampa, Florida. AAAA welcomes Commissioner Ishimaru's re-confirmation for a second term.

Department of Labor's Howard Radzely was also confirmed on December 19, 2007 to serve as Deputy Secretary of Labor. Prior to serving as the Acting Deputy Secretary and Deputy Secretary, Mr. Radzely served for over 3 years as the Solicitor of Labor, the chief legal officer in the Department, having been confirmed as Solicitor on December 9, 2003. Mr. Radzely first joined the Department on June 4, 2001, as the Deputy Solicitor of Labor. He served as both the Deputy Solicitor and Acting Solicitor from June of 2001 until January of 2002. He also served as Acting Solicitor from January of 2003 until his confirmation.

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