For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

2010-02-02

Obama Nominates UW Law Professor Paul Miller to USPS Board

Professor Paul Steven Miller Paul Steven Miller, Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law

President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law Paul Steven Miller to the Board of Governors of the United State Postal Service. Miller, whose appointment to the board is pending U.S. Senate confirmation, will remain on the faculty at the law school and continue serve as director of the UW Disability Studies Program.

The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service is similar to the board of directors of a private corporation and directs the exercise of the powers of the Postal Service, directs and controls its expenditures, reviews its practices, conducts long-range planning, and sets policies on all postal matters.

Professor Miller recently led the political appointments process for the Department of Education and other regulatory agencies for the Obama administration, managing the appointments process for political positions that impact the disabled and disability programs through the government. He also served on Obama's transition team as a top advisor on labor and employment issues.

Professor Miller joined the UW faculty in 2004, after spending 12 years in public service in Washington, DC. He was one of the longest serving commissioners of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency which enforces employment discrimination laws. While at the EEOC, Miller spearheaded the development of the agency's successful mediation program. He has also served as the White House liaison to the disability community and as Deputy Director of the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs. Miller is regarded as an internationally renowned expert in disability and employment discrimination law. He has spent his legal career moving between academia, public service, and law practice. Most recently, From 2006 to 2009, Miller was the director of the UW's Disability Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program that examines the social, cultural, historical and personal experience of disability. He is also a member of the UW Graduate School faculty, a Faculty Associate of the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and a faculty advisor to the UW School of Law Health Law Concentration Track.