Patricia J. Davidson
Patricia "Patty" Davidson has been a part of the U.S. Department of Labor since 1987, when she began her federal career as an investigator for the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) in their Dallas, Texas, District Office. Throughout her time with the Department, she has held a variety of management positions focused on enforcement and education at the district, regional and national levels.
In 2010, Patty joined WHD’s National Office as the Director of the Division of Enforcement Strategy and Support, a role that offered her the opportunity to bridge the work of the field and headquarters. There she developed the National Accountability Review process, advancing quality, consistent and strategic enforcement across the agency, and ensuring that education and enforcement efforts remained on an upward trajectory.
Patty next served as WHD’s Deputy Administrator for Program Operations. As the career Deputy of the Wage and Hour Division, she continued to be a change agent for strategic enforcement fostering innovative and enhanced compliance strategies. In October of 2019, she focused her efforts leading the agency’s new Office of Regional Enforcement and Support.
Most recently, Patty joined the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs as the Deputy Director.
Patty graduated Baccalaaurei in Arbitus from the University of Dallas in 1987. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Larry. The Davidson’s share their home with Owen, a canine refugee from the Mary Ann Morris Animal Shelter.