August 12, 2019

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Names First Ombuds

Marcus Stergio will be the new Ombudsman for OFCCP, the U.S. Department of Labor office that ensures Federal contractors comply with the laws and regulations requiring nondiscrimination. “The Ombudsman fits squarely within the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ broader initiative to improve transparency in our compliance evaluation and compliance assistance activities,” said OFCCP Director Craig E. Leen. “The Ombudsman will provide an independent perspective and facilitate communication between external stakeholders and OFCCP regional and district offices.”

Stergio comes to the position from MWI in Boston, where he was the Manager of Commercial & Corporate Programs and a mediator. Stergio graduated from Northeastern, and earned an MA in Conflict Resolution from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He also completed training in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Harvard Law School. (Dept of Labor Press Release; LinkedIn.)

Related posts: COFO Collaborating With Federal Agencies Creating New Ombuds Programs; ACUS Finalizes Recommendation on Use of Ombuds in Federal Agencies; Updated Website is Great Resource for U.S. Government Ombuds; U.S. Department of Labor to Create Ombuds Program for Federal Contractors; Job Posting.

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