Senate Confirms Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor

President Barack Obama, when announcing Thomas Perez as his pick to be the next Secretary of Labor on March 18, called Perez a “consensus builder.” Perez finally got the consensus of the Senate, who confirmed his nomination 4 months later, on July 18. Perez comes to DOL from the Department of Justice, where he headed DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. The son of Dominican immigrants, Perez is an attorney who helped pay his way through college by working as a garbage collector, to the American people. Prior to joining DOJ, Perez served as secretary for Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, where he helped implement the country’s first statewide living-wage law. […]

Micro P appoints product manager

Dan Burgess has a wealth of experience in both Unified Communications and Microsoft Lync, operating at both distribution and system integrator level. Dan Burgess His appointment is effective immediately, and he will be responsible for driving sales and building long term vendor and reseller relations.  UK b2b and retail distributor Micro-P is a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, Ireland’s 6th largest company. Your Comment Cancel reply

U.S. Postal Service Settles with OSHA, Agrees to Improve Worker Safety

A shocking fine of $3 million for electrical hazards at its facilities across the country was averted by U.S. Postal Service (USPS) authorities when a settlement was reached between the USPS, the American Postal Workers Union and OSHA. The settlement follows negotiations stemming from inspections at 42 Postal Service sites in 2009 and 2010 that found violations of OSHA standards on electrical work practices. USPS contested the citations, and OSHA then sought enterprise-wide relief before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. “As a large employer, with a substantial number of affected employees throughout many different types of facilities, the U.S. Postal Service faced many challenges in improving their electrical […]

Gina McCarthy Confirmed as EPA Administrator

By a vote of 59 in favor of confirmation and 40 opposed, Gina McCarthy has been confirmed as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Despite broad support from bipartisan politicians, industry leaders and environmental advocates, McCarthy, President Barack Obama’s nomination to head EPA, faced significant partisan obstruction since her nomination. McCarthy responded to more than 1,100 questions for the record, nearly four times more than any previous EPA nominee has faced. Groups as diverse as the Small Business Majority, American Sustainable Business Council, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Growth Energy, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, Evangelical Environmental Network, American Public Health Association and American Association of People […]