- United States Deputy Secretary of Labor
United States Deputy Secretary of Labor is the second-highest-ranking official in the United States Department of Labor. In the United States federal government, the Deputy Secretary oversees the day-to-day operation of the Department of Labor, and may act as Secretary of Labor during the absence of the Secretary. The Deputy Secretary is appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate and the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Seth Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to fill the position on February 23, 2009. Harris's nomination was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in May 2009.
List of Deputy Secretaries of Labor
The following is a list of Deputy Secretaries of Labor or earlier equivalent positions.
Assistant Secretary (1913–1925): Name Term Louis F. Post 1913–1921 Edward J. Henning 1921–1925 First Assistant Secretary (1925–1946): Name Term Robe C. White 1925–1933 Edward F. McGrady 1933–1937 Charles V. McLaughlin 1938–1941 Daniel W. Tracy 1941–1946 John W. Gibson (Acting) 1946 Under Secretary (1946–1986): Name Term Keen Johnson 1946–1947 David A. Morse 1947–1948 Michel J. Galvin 1949–1953 Lloyd A. Mashburn 1953 Arthur Larson 1954–1956 James T. O'Connell 1957–1961 W. Willard Wirtz 1961–1962 John F. Henning 1962–1967 James J. Reynolds 1967–1969 James D. Hodgson 1969–1970 Lawrence H. Silberman 1970–1973 Richard F. Schubert 1973–1975 Robert O. Aders 1975–1976 Michael Moskow 1976–1977 Robert J. Brown 1977–1980 John N. Gentry 1980–1981 Vacancy 1981–1982 Malcolm R. Lovell, Jr. 1982–1983 Vacancy 1983–1984 Ford B. Ford 1984–1986 Deputy Secretary (since 1986): Name Term Dennis E. Whitfield 1986–1989 Roderick DeArment 1989–1992 Delbert L. Spurlock, Jr. 1992–1993 Thomas P. Glynn 1993–1996 Cynthia A. Metzler (Acting) 1996–1997 Vacancy 1997–1998 Kathryn O. Higgins 1998–2000 Edward B. Montgomery 2000–2001 D. Cameron Findlay 2001–2003 Steven J. Law 2003–2007 Howard M. Radzely 2007–2009 Seth D. Harris 2009
Agencies under the United States Department of Labor Deputy Secretary of LaborAdministrative Review Board · Benefits Review Board · Bureau of International Labor Affairs · Bureau of Labor Statistics · Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships · Employees' Compensation Appeals Board · Employee Benefits Security Administration · Office of Administrative Law Judges · Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management · Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program · Employment and Training Administration · Mine Safety and Health Administration · Occupational Safety and Health Administration · Office of the Chief Financial Officer · Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs · Office of Inspector General · Office of Labor-Management Standards · Office of the Solicitor · Office of Workers' Compensation Programs · Veterans' Employment and Training Service · Wage and Hour Division · Women's Bureau
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