Ondray T. Harris, former deputy chief of employment litigation at the Justice Department (DOJ) during the George W. Bush administration, is now leading the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) effective Dec. 10, a DOL spokesman said. Harris joined the Labor Department in the Spring of 2017, serving as a senior advisor at the Employment and Training Administration. When Harris worked for the DOJ, he was the deputy chief of employment litigation, and litigated cases on behalf of the federal government and military personnel. He also directed and reviewed investigations for cases under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the USERRA.
Prior to entering public service, Harris was a partner at LeClairRyan, where he practiced management-side labor and employment law. He earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history from Hampden-Sydney College.
It was formerly announced that Craig Leen may be appointed as OFCCP Director, but instead will be a senior advisor for the agency. DCI will keep you informed of further updates about Mr. Harris’s background and future OFCCP initiatives.
By Joanna Colosimo, Director of EEO Compliance at DCI Consulting Group