THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES IRASEMA GARZA AS DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN'S BUREAU AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Irasema Garza to serve as Director of the Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor.
Ms. Irasema Garza, of Silver Spring, Maryland, currently serves as Secretary of the National Administrative Office in the Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the Department of Labor. In 1994, she served in the Women's Bureau as the Executive Director of the Commission on Family Leave. From 1984-1993, she was a staff attorney and then an attorney/referee in the Office of the Friend of the Court of Washtenaw County, responsible for conducting the first tier of formal judicial proceedings in domestic relations. Ms. Garza is a member of the Mexican American National Women's Organization, and the Hispanic Council on International Relations. She previously served on the boards of the Washtenaw County Project Against Domestic Violence and the Labor Participation Committee and Allocation Panel for the United Way.
Ms. Garza received a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
The Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor is responsible for formulating standards and policies that improve the welfare of wage earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.