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William A. Lewis, Jr. was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity in October 2005. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Lewis was named Director, Office of Employee Concerns, as part of a Secretarial Whistleblower initiative on October 1, 1996. The Employee Concerns Office at the United States Department of Energy Headquarters was established to provide the necessary leadership and policy guidance to employee concerns programs at the Department's major facilities.
In February 2002, Mr. Lewis was named the National Ombudsman for the Department, a position he held for three years. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Lewis served as the Director of the Office of Science Education Programs.
Mr. Lewis joined the Department of Energy in July 1992 and became a member of the Senior Executive Service in October 1994. He served as a member of the Department's Performance Review Board from 1997-2001, and the Secretary's Executive Resources Board from 1998-2001.
After receiving degrees from Susquehanna University and Boston University School of Law, Mr. Lewis joined the District Attorney's Office in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1972. He entered Federal Service in 1975 as an Attorney for the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and served as the agency's Congressional Liaison Director from 1980-1986.
He subsequently held positions as Counsel to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and as a Supervisory Attorney in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Office of Federal Operations.