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Photo Gallery: Farewell to Secretary Solis
(January 22, 2013)

Images include:

  • Labor Secretary Solis and Carl Fillichio, senior advisor for communications and public affairs, outside the department's Great Hall as the waiting audience watches a video history of the secretary's tenure.
  • Audience in Great Hall greets Secretary Solis. At right is AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
  • Jane Oates, assistant secretary of labor for employment and training, praises Solis for her efforts in support of America's workers.
  • Joseph Main, assistant secretary of labor who heads the Mine Safety and Health Administration, recalls how Solis rushed to the scene of a 2010 mine disaster.
  • Solicitor M. Patricia Smith thanks Solis for her service to the department and the nation.
  • Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy, praises Solis for her support of inclusive hiring policies.
  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar jokes that Solis will finally have time for travel - to the national parks.
  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar presents Solis with a book on America's parks.
  • Dolores Huerta in the Great Hall audience. A longtime labor leader and civil rights advocate, Huerta is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers of America.
  • The Secretary gets a comment from someone she always listens to her mother.
  • Labor Secretary Solis says farewell to the department's employees and her senior staff.
  • It was standing-room only in the Great Hall for the Solis farewell ceremony.
  • A surprise gift appears on stage.
  • Secretary Solis, joined by Chief of Staff Ana Ma, inspects the name plate on back of the chair reserved for her at White House Cabinet meetings.
  • Secretary Solis' Cabinet chair, with the date she took office.
  • Secretary Solis poses for one last photo in her office with her mother and three of her sisters.

Images include:

  • Labor Secretary Solis and Carl Fillichio, senior advisor for communications and public affairs, outside the department's Great Hall as the waiting audience watches a video history of the secretary's tenure.
  • Audience in Great Hall greets Secretary Solis. At right is AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
  • Jane Oates, assistant secretary of labor for employment and training, praises Solis for her efforts in support of America's workers.
  • Joseph Main, assistant secretary of labor who heads the Mine Safety and Health Administration, recalls how Solis rushed to the scene of a 2010 mine disaster.
  • Solicitor M. Patricia Smith thanks Solis for her service to the department and the nation.
  • Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy, praises Solis for her support of inclusive hiring policies.
  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar jokes that Solis will finally have time for travel - to the national parks.
  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar presents Solis with a book on America's parks.
  • Dolores Huerta in the Great Hall audience. A longtime labor leader and civil rights advocate, Huerta is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers of America.
  • The Secretary gets a comment from someone she always listens to her mother.
  • Labor Secretary Solis says farewell to the department's employees and her senior staff.
  • It was standing-room only in the Great Hall for the Solis farewell ceremony.
  • A surprise gift appears on stage.
  • Secretary Solis, joined by Chief of Staff Ana Ma, inspects the name plate on back of the chair reserved for her at White House Cabinet meetings.
  • Secretary Solis' Cabinet chair, with the date she took office.
  • Secretary Solis poses for one last photo in her office with her mother and three of her sisters.