U.S. Senate Confirms Appointment of Thomasina Rogers to Federal Job Safety and Health Tribunal


Contact: Linda Whitsett

Release 98-5

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October 21, 1998





The U.S. Senate today confirmed Thomasina Rogers as a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.  President Clinton nominated her on July 24, 1998. Her term on the independent Federal adjudicatory agency expires in April 2003.

Ms. Rogers, a resident of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is the former Chair of the Administrative Conference of the U.S., where she served until its dissolution at the end of 1995. She is an officer of the Board of Directors of Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as well as a board member of the American Arbitration Association.  She is also active with the American Bar Association where she devotes time to legal issues of the elderly.

Prior to her Presidential appointment to the Administrative Conference in 1994, Ms. Rogers served for seven years in the Federal Government's Senior Executive Service (SES).  During her SES tenure, she was Legal Counsel to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she had primary responsibility for managing the development of the Americans With Disabilities Act employment regulations. Near the end of her SES tenure, Ms. Rogers received Presidential recognition for noteworthy public service in the management of Government programs.

Formerly of Montgomery, Alabama, Ms. Rogers is a graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia University School of Law. She is married to Gregory M. Gill, who is an executive with a government relations firm in Washington, D.C.; they have a daughter, Cleo.

On the three member, quasi-judicial Review Commission, Ms. Rogers will be charged with ruling on
disputes arising out of Department of Labor safety inspections under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

"I'm no longer home alone," remarked Chairman Stuart Weisberg, who has been the sole member on the tribunal since November 1997.  He added, "While at this point in time I would welcome anyone so as to have a quorum, it is a particular pleasure to have someone with Ms. Rogers' legal skills and expertise in administrative law as a colleague."