Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
Biography — Thomas M. Dowd
Thomas M. Dowd is the career Deputy Director for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) providing critical management, decision–making and oversight for the agency’s three national office divisions (Policy, Operations and Administration) and the six regional offices. Prior to joining OFCCP in January of 2011, Tom spent nearly 20 years managing employment and training programs at the local, state, regional and national levels. He joined the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in 1994 as Division Director for the Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs and rose through the ranks serving in several leadership positions: Associate Regional Administrator for the Rocky Mountain Region, Regional Administrator for the Mid–Atlantic, founding Director of the Business Relations Group, Administrator for the Office of Policy Development and Regulations, and career Deputy Assistant Secretary. From 2006–2007, Tom was tapped by the Department of the Interior to “stand up” the new Bureau of Indian Education. Tom has been recognized throughout his federal career for excellent leadership and management. In 2014, he was awarded the Labor Department’s prestigious Philip Arnow Award, the Secretary’s Innovation Award, and in 2013 the Secretary’s Career Achievement Award. Tom was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive in 2004 and the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executive in 2014.