Ms. Augustyn has worked for the Department of Energy for 36 years. She is currently the Acting Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) where she provides executive leadership and strategic direction to the Office of Minority Educational Institutions, the Office of Energy Workforce, the Office of Civil Rights and the Office of Equity and Diversity. In her current role, Ms. Augustyn is responsible for developing and executing Department-wide policies to implement applicable legislation and Executive Orders that strengthen diversity goals affecting equal employment opportunities, minority businesses, minority educational institutions and historically underrepresented communities. She is also charged with ensuring that DOE complies with all anti-discrimination statutes, and associated directives issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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, issued Agency Decisions in cases involving DOE security clearances and contractor whistleblower complaints, and 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.
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, and holds a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Ms. Augustyn is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.