Deputy secretary Law to leave Labor after six years

The head of the President’s Management Council’s E-Government Committee is leaving the federal sector.

Steven Law, deputy secretary of the Labor Department, announced yesterday that he is heading to the private sector in January after three years at the agency and three more years in other positions in the administration.

The PMC named Law to lead the E-Government Committee in February 2005. Since that time, he helped move the Lines of Business Consolidation initiatives forward, particularly in the newest areas of IT infrastructure, budget formulation and geospatial data management.

Law also played a role in advancing the President’s Management Agenda under the e-government category.

In an interview with GCN in June, Law said making the sale to Congress that e-government and the LOBs are valuable has been the biggest challenge the PMC worked on during the past year. He also said getting agencies and citizens to use the consolidated e-government sites has been another challenge.

“I've loved my job, both at the Department of Labor and chairing the E-government Committee of the President's Management Council,” Law said in an e-mail to GCN. “I'm especially proud of the department's ranking as the best managed cabinet agency in the federal government. After six productive, rewarding years, it just felt like the right time to pursue some new interests and challenges in the private sector.”

At Labor, Law acted as the department’s chief operating officer, helping to implement the revised Office of Management and Budget Circular A-123 for financial controls, helping to promote the administration’s trade agenda and managing the agency’s budget and policy development, congressional and public affairs, and strategic planning functions.

Under Law, Labor became the first agency to receive five green scores on the PMA, as well.

Before becoming deputy secretary, Law was chief of staff for Labor secretary Elaine Chao. Prior to that, he was the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and worked on the Hill as counsel to the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee.

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