Tracy Shanker

Tracy Shanker was appointed Chief of the Division of Enforcement (DOE) in August 2020. The Chief of DOE provides leadership and direction regarding civil and criminal enforcement activities under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), and related laws.   Ms. Shanker and her staff work closely with OLMS field offices and with the Office of the Solicitor’s Division of Civil Rights and Labor-Management to ensure appropriate enforcement activities under the LMRDA.  Ms. Shanker joined OLMS as an investigator in the Seattle District Office in March 2006.  After transferring to OLMS Headquarters in 2007, she worked in the OLMS Division of International Union Audits, and later in the OLMS Division of Statutory Programs.   She subsequently served as a policy and law adviser in the OLMS Division of Interpretations and Standards, where her work focused on rulemaking, regulations, policy, and compliance assistance.  She served in DOL’s Wage and Hour Division from 2013 to 2015, after which she returned to OLMS and begin serving as a DOE investigator. Throughout her career, Ms. Shanker has engaged in many OLMS- and DOL-wide projects and initiatives. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, she also holds a master’s degree in counseling from San Francisco State University. 



Last Updated: 9-01-20