THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWARD B. MONTGOMERY AS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The President today announced the nomination of Edward B. Montgomery as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Labor.
Dr. Edward B. Montgomery, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor and is presently serving the Acting Deputy Secretary. From January to November, 1999, Dr. Montgomery served as Senior Adviser to Secretary Alexis Herman. From 1997 to January 1999, Dr. Montgomery served as the Chief Economist at the Department of Labor. Prior to his work at the Department of Labor, Dr. Montgomery was a Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. From 1995-1996, Dr. Montgomery served as a Member of the Advisory Panel in Economics for the National Science Foundation. In 1995, he was Vice Chair of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefits Plans at the Department of Labor.
Dr. Montgomery received a B.S. degree with Honors in Economics from Pennsylvania State University and an A.M. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
The Deputy Secretary of Labor is in charge of supervising the Assistant Secretaries in carrying out the Department's programmatic responsibilities. This includes the Employment and Training Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Employment Standards Administration (which includes the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Office of Workers Compensation Programs) and the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration. Additionally, the Deputy Secretary also serves as the chief strategist and principle liaison to subcabinet members in other departments and to the White House.