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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 23, 1998
                            PRESIDENT CLINTON 
                          NAMES THOMASINA ROGERS 
                       AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION

     The President today announced his intent to nominate Thomasina

Rogers to serve as a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Ms. Thomasina Rogers, of the District of Columbia, was the chair of the Administrative Conference of the U.S. from October 1994, until its dissolution at the end of 1995. She has served as the Legal Counsel and Deputy Legal Counsel to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she was responsible for managing the development of the American with Disabilities Act employment regulations and policy. Additionally, she has worked in Presidential Personnel at the White House. Ms. Rogers is an officer of the Board of Directors of Children's National Medical Center, as well as the American Arbitration Association.

Ms. Rogers is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Columbia University School of Law.

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission is an independent Federal agency which decides contests of citations or penalties resulting from inspections of the work place required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). In 1970, Congress passed OSHA to ensure each employee safe working conditions and to reduce and prevent job injuries and illnesses. There are three members, who are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate for terms of six years.