Thomasina V. Rogers, Chairman of the Review Commission, Retires

Thomasina V. Rogers, Chairman of the Review Commission, Retires

Thomasina V. Rogers, Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, retired on April 27, 2015, at the end of her most recent term.  Ms. Rogers holds the distinction of being the longest-serving Chair and Commissioner in the Agency’s history.  More importantly, her tenure at OSHRC is marked by her emphasis on supporting a culture of collegiality and civility among the commissioners and their staffs, and for her success in achieving her commitment to resolve the ten oldest cases on the Commission’s docket (the so-called “Legacy Cases”) by the end of FY 2011. 

Having served the federal government in numerous positions over the last thirty-five years, Ms. Rogers is currently Vice-Chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and formerly held the position of ACUS Chair in the mid-1990’s.  Before that, Ms. Rogers was a member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service, serving as Legal Counsel to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and also previously worked in White House Office of Presidential Personnel.  As a result of her work at the EEOC, the President conferred on her the rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.

Ms. Rogers holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law.

Ms. Rogers has also served as a trustee on numerous boards, including those of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the American Arbitration Association, and the Hannah House shelter for women and children.  She is currently an active member of the Links, Inc., the Anna M. Duncan Club, a federated service club established in Montgomery, Alabama in 1892 to address the needs of African American women and children, and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

We wholeheartedly thank Ms. Rogers for her distinguished service and wish her well in retirement.