Michele Hodge is the Deputy Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). She is a member of the Senior Executive Service with a federal government career spanning 37 years rooted in civil rights.
As the career Deputy Director, Ms. Hodge leads the agency to achieve its mission to enforce equal opportunity laws, protect workers, and promote equity and diversity by expanding access to quality jobs and advancement opportunities for all workers, especially those who have been historically underrepresented. She implements the agency’s operational and enforcement goals, manages OFCCP’s budget, and oversees all human capital decision making. Ms. Hodge guides the agency’s enforcement activities, including leading negotiations to settle systemic discrimination cases. Additionally, she collaborates with leaders across departments and partners with a variety of stakeholders to maximize OFCCP’s enforcement activities and engagement initiatives.
During her tenure with OFCCP, Michele has served in various roles, including Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Deputy Regional Director for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions, and District Director and Compliance Officer in the New Jersey District Office. In these roles, she has worked to ensure that those who do business with the federal government fulfill their affirmative action obligations to promote equal employment opportunity. Additionally, she has fought to ensure federal contractors do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran. Her relentless and strategic efforts to find, investigate and remedy systemic hiring, termination and pay discrimination cases in the construction and supply and service industries have resulted in tens of millions of dollars in remedies for job seekers and wage earners.
Ms. Hodge holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.