President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Thomasina Rogers to chair the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Rogers is a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. She was first appointed to the Review Commission by President Clinton in 1998 and served as chairman from 1999 to 2002; she was then reappointed to the Review Commission in 2003.
The agency chairman is responsible for the administrative operations of the quasi-judicial agency, along with participating with the other commissioners in case adjudication.
Rogers previously served as chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1994 until its dissolution at the end of 1995. Rogers also served for seven years in the Federal Government's Senior Executive Service (SES). During her time in the SES, she served as Legal Counsel to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she had primary responsibility for managing the development of the Americans With Disabilities Act employment regulations. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Rogers is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Journalism and the Columbia University School of Law.
Thomasina Rogers to be nominated to chair Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (4/21)
April 21, 2009