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Ed Hugler
Department of Labor


Ed Hugler

Ed Hugler is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). In this role he provides day-to-day management to 800 employees in the national office and six regional offices. He has overall leadership responsibility for policy and operations encompassing business operations and procurement, information technology, human resources management, civil rights, emergency management, security, administrative services, and employee safety and health.

Mr. Hugler’s 38-year career with DOL began in 1978 as a staff attorney in the Office of the Solicitor’s Mine Safety and Health Division, where he rose quickly into the Division’s management ranks as Counsel for Regulations and Legal Advice and later Deputy Associate Solicitor. Mr. Hugler was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1989 as Deputy Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health in the Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). He subsequently served as MSHA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations and as its Administrator for Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health. In 1999, Mr. Hugler assumed leadership of the Department’s Year 2000 Project Team in OASAM, coordinating for the Department the transition of information technology across the century date line.

Mr. Hugler received Presidential Rank Awards for Meritorious Service in 1993 and 2000, the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service in 2005, and the Service to America Medal for Management Excellence in 2015.

Mr. Hugler graduated with a B.A. from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law/