Seth Harris ’90 is now the acting secretary of labor, following the resignation of Secretary Hilda Solis on January 22. Harris has served as deputy secretary of labor since 2009, when he was appointed by President Barack Obama.
Prior to his appointment to the Department of Labor, Harris was a professor and director of labor and employment law programs at New York Law School. He also served as the working group leader of the Obama Transition Projects Agency for the labor, education, and transportation agencies; as the chair for Obama for America’s labor, employment, and workplace policy committee; and as a co-chair of the disability committee. During the Clinton administration, Harris was a counselor to the secretary of labor and acting assistant secretary of labor for policy, among other policy-advising positions.
Posted January 25, 2013