According to an announcement on the Department of Labor’s website, Edward Hugler is Acting Secretary of Labor.
Hearings before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor will not take place until February 2.
Hugler has been with the Labor Department for 39 years and is the deputy assistant secretary for operations in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management. In this role, he provides day-to-day management to 800 employees in the national office and six regional offices. He has overall leadership responsibility for policy and operations encompassing business operations and procurement, information technology, human resources management, civil rights, emergency management, security, administrative services, and employee safety and health.