Ms. Augustyn has worked for the Department of Energy for 35 years. She is currently the Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) where she provides leadership and direction to the Office of Minority Economic Impact and the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity. She also supports Director James E. Campos in the management and operation of the organization and in executing the Director's new "Equity in Energy" initiative. Ms. Augustyn oversees the agency's internal and external civil rights activities; equal employment opportunity; diversity and inclusion; minority education and community development, and minority business and economic development.
From October 2016 to October 2017, Ms. Augustyn served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity at DOE, and from August 2015 to October 2016, she served as Acting Director of DOE’s Office of Civil Rights.
Prior to her tenure in ED, Ms. Augustyn served as an attorney, Administrative Judge and Chief of the Personnel Security and Appeals Division at DOE’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). In those capacities, Ms. Augustyn conducted classified and unclassified hearings and issued Agency Decisions in cases involving DOE security clearances and contractor whistleblower complaints, and supervised Administrative Judges and attorneys who performed a variety of tasks for the DOE. She also conducted high profile Management Inquiries and Fact-Findings in sensitive cases, including many with EEO overtones.
Ms. Augustyn has been an instructor at George Washington University in Washington, DC, teaching courses in administrative law, and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s National Training Center teaching classes on personnel security matters. Before joining the Department, Ms. Augustyn worked as an associate attorney at Foreman & Dyess in their Houston, Texas and Washington, DC offices, where she concentrated her practice on oil and gas law, bankruptcy law, and administrative litigation.
Ms. Augustyn graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College. She is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, which is a training program for selected Federal executives and managers, and holds a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Ms. Augustyn is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.