Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
Biography - Lorenzo D Harrison
Lorenzo D. Harrison has served as Deputy Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor since January of 2010. In that role, he is responsible for providing oversight of OFCCP's performance goals, deliverables, records management, information and technology systems, stakeholder and community outreach and open government initiatives.
Mr. Harrison previously served the agency as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (2009-2010), Director of the Division of Policy, Planning and Program Development (2008-2009) and as Regional Director of the Northeast Region (2005-2008), where he led the agency's efforts in eight states, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands.
For more than 45 years, OFCCP has led the Department of Labor's civil rights agenda to level the playing field for America's workers. The agency protects workers, promotes diversity and enforces the laws which require those who do business with the federal government, including contractors and subcontractors, to provide equal opportunities in employment on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
Prior to joining OFCCP, Mr. Harrison spent seven years as Administrator of the Office of Youth Services at the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. There he managed the nation's youth employment training system and oversaw the establishment of the first youth office at the Department in more than a generation. He administered programs and grants with a budget in excess of one billion dollars. Prior to his position at Youth Services, Mr. Harrison spent almost twenty years working on employment and training programs, including his service as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of STRIVE-East Harlem Employment Services, Inc., a nationally acclaimed non-profit employment, training and placement organization with offices in 11 states.
Mr. Harrison has been honored by the United Way of New York City for his work helping under-served New York residents secure jobs. He has also appeared on numerous panels and provided testimony to the U.S. Congress on issues relating to economic opportunity for veterans, welfare reform, workforce development and replication of best practices in the field. He was a Sloan Fellow at New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and was awarded a fellowship to the prestigious Kellogg National Leadership Program in 1997. He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor's degree in sociology from the College of New Rochelle's School of New Resources.
Mr. Harrison has been married for 26 years to his wife Glenda. He has a daughter, son, and four grandchildren.