July 29, 2009

PATRICIA A. SHIU NAMED HEAD OF OFCCP

Patricia A. Shiu, currently Vice President of Programs at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, has been named Director of the OFCCP. Shiu has dedicated her twenty-five year career to strengthening and enforcing the rights of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and low-wage workers. Shiu is also the Director of the Legal Aid Society’s Work and Family Project and advocated for the passage of California’s Family Rights Act and its regulations. Shiu was appointed to the Civil Rights Reviewing Authority for the Department of Education in 1993 by Secretary Richard Riley. She is a former member of the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and served as one of its Vice Presidents. Shiu serves on the Board of Directors of The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, NELA’s related charitable and educational public interest organization. She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law.

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