May 2007: "Mr. Hallmark was named as the Director for the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) on June 18, 2001. He had served as Acting Director on two occasions, February 1996-November 1997, and December 1999-June 2001. He had been the OWCP Deputy Director since February 1990.
Mr. Hallmark's career at the Department of Labor began in 1980. He held a series of increasingly responsible positions in the Employment Standards Administration's Office of Management, Administration, and Planning, culminating in his service as that Office's Director from 1987 to 1990. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 1988. He served in a collateral capacity as the Chair of the Secretary of Labor's Strategic and Performance Planning Work Group in 1998, and led the development of the Department's 1999-2004 Strategic Plan and its 2000 Annual Performance Plan.
Prior to his Labor Department service Mr. Hallmark was employed by the District of Columbia's Unemployment Insurance agency. He began his Federal civil service career with the U.S. Post Office in San Francisco, California, where he was a letter carrier and a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Mr. Hallmark is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and has received both the President�s Meritorious Executive Rank Award (2000) and the President�s Distinguished Executive Rank Award (2004).
Mr. Hallmark holds a B.A. in history and philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.A. from the University of Texas' Institute for Latin American Studies."http://www.dol.gov/esa/aboutesa/asec/owcp/owcpdir.htm
May 2007: ""In a compensation program, you get benefits out to people who are eligible and you inevitably have to deal with the fact that some people are not eligible," said Shelby Hallmark, director of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs. "As for the assumption that the program is somehow trying to block people from getting compensation, nothing could be further from the truth.""http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/11/AR2007051102277.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Executive (past or present) Department of Labor/Labor Department (DOL) Organization May 14, 2007 Member of (past or present) National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) Organization May 14, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) Organization May 14, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) United States Postal Service (USPS) Organization May 14, 2007 Student/Trainee (past or present) University of Texas - Austin Organization May 14, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 12, 2007 Thousands of Nuclear Arms Workers See Cancer Claims Denied or Delayed
QUOTE: Unable to access secret government files, or even some of his own personnel records, McKenzie could not sufficiently prove that he was exposed to something that may have made him sick. Nor can most of the 104,000 other workers, retirees and family members who have sought help from a federal program intended to atone for decades of hazardous working conditions at scores of nuclear weapons facilities around the country.
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