WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individual to serve as a key leader in his administration:

  • Nancy Anderson Speight, Nominee for Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

Nancy Anderson Speight, Nominee for Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

Nancy Anderson Speight has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy since August of 2021. Her responsibilities include creating plans, policies, and programs to manage the Department’s civilian workforce effectively, efficiently, and strategically. Speight is responsible for ensuring the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Agencies and Field Activities, as well as military departments are provided with comprehensive policy advice and guidance through the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service.

Previously, Speight served in the Senior Executive Service as the Regional Director for the Atlanta Regional Office of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) from 2001 to 2009, an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million non-Postal Service Federal employees world-wide. At the FLRA, she was responsible for providing leadership and management of personnel and operations relating to the investigation, analysis, resolution, and litigation of unfair labor practice cases and the processing of representation petitions for cases arising in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Prior to being appointed as the Atlanta Regional Director, Speight held multiple positions within the FLRA’s Office of the General Counsel where she managed regional operations, conducted agency management assessments, and implemented changes in policy, case handling procedures, and resources. As a recognized expert on representation matters, she was instrumental in reorganizing two Executive Departments and authored amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the Deputy General Counsel that resulted in precedent-setting case law decisions. Speight wrote the operational manuals which guide FLRA employees when processing representation petitions that are still in use today.


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