The U.S. Department of Labor just announced the appointment of Marcus Stergio as OFCCP’s Ombudsman. Originally announced by directive in September 2018 (DIR 2018-09), OFCCP’s Ombud Service will provide an impartial and independent perspective to enhance communication between OFCCP and external stakeholders.

“The Ombud Service fits squarely within the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ broader initiative to improve transparency in our compliance evaluation and compliance assistance activities,” said OFCCP Director Craig E. Leen.

Marcus previously served as the primary administrator of the dispute resolution process for a number of multi-national organizations and institutions.  He received his Master’s degree in conflict resolution from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and his Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.

Marcus’ first assignment will be to design and implement OFCCP’s Ombud Service to facilitate fair and equitable resolutions for issues raised by OFCCP stakeholders in coordination with agency offices.