Thomasina V. Rogers

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Thomasina Rogers is the Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, an independent adjudicatory agency in the executive branch of the federal government.  The Review Commission adjudicates contests involving the Department of Labor, employers cited for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and employees and/or their representatives.  She was first appointed to the Review Commission in 1998 as a Commissioner and previously served as its Chairman from June 1999 to September 2002.


For more than 20 years, Rogers has served at the highest levels of the United States government. Prior to the Review Commission, she led the Administrative Conference of the United States, often described as an administrative law think tank, in bringing together public and private sector members in a bipartisan effort to improve the operation and administration of government.  During her tenure as chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, she continued to advance its leadership role in the implementation of alternative dispute resolution in the federal sector.  


Rogers has also headed the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  In that role, she managed the development and promulgation of the employment regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  As a result of her work at the EEOC, the President conferred on her the rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.


After receiving her undergraduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University, Rogers received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law.


She has served as a trustee on numerous boards, including those of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the American Arbitration Association.


  • Chairman, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • Chairman (1994-1995), Administrative Conference of the United States