President Donald J. Trump has designated Patrick Pizzella as Acting Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Acting Chairman Pizzella has served as a Member of the Authority – the FLRA’s three-Member decisional component – since November 2013. Member Ernest DuBester, whom President Obama designated as FLRA Chairman on January 5, 2017, after Chairman Carol Waller Pope’s term expired, continues to serve as a Member of the Authority.
Acting Chairman Pizzella served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Administration and Management at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2001 to 2009. From 1990 to 1995, he was Director of the Office of Administration at the Federal Housing Finance Board, and from 1988 to 1989, Deputy Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Education. Acting Chairman Pizzella has previously held positions at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Small Business Administration, and the U.S. General Services Administration.
He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and he is a graduate of Iona Preparatory School. He is a native of New Rochelle, NY.