Invited Government Speakers Federal Government Executive General Session
Friday, May 13 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Vicki Turetsky Commissioner Office of Child Support Enforcement
Vicki Turetsky is the Commissioner of the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement. As Commissioner, her priorities include implementing family-centered strategies to support parental employment and involvement, modernizing federal and state technology to increase program efficiency, expanding the tribal child support program, and preparing for generational change in the child support program. She will relate the journey her agency is on as it celebrates two major anniversaries. In 2015, OCSE celebrated its 40th anniversary, while 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the changes implemented by welfare reform legislation that heralded the modern era of child support enforcement.
Laura Fortman Deputy Administrator Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor
Laura Fortman's long career in advocacy, legislation, and education has led to improvements in work-life quality and the empowerment of many workers. Previously she served almost eight years as the commissioner of Labor for Maine, during which she cultivated an extensive background in labor issues, including minimum wage increases, overtime protections, child labor protections, and break time for nursing mothers. She has served on multiple research committees to provide studies commissioned by the state legislature, including a study on the benefits and costs for increasing access to family and medical leave and a study of poverty among working partners.
Field of Study: Business Law/1.0 CPE credits/1.0 RCH