Patrick Pizzella

Acting Secretary of Labor

Patrick Pizzella (born May 19, 1954) is an American politician. He is the United States Deputy Secretary of Labor since April 2018. He was formerly a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority appointed by President Barack Obama. With the resignation of Alexander Acosta, Pizzella is the acting United States Secretary of Labor as of July 20, 2019.

Patrick Pizzella
Patrick Pizzella, acting secretary.jpg
United States Secretary of Labor
Assumed office
July 20, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byAlexander Acosta
Succeeded byEugene Scalia (designate)
United States Deputy Secretary of Labor
Assumed office
April 17, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byChris Lu
Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
In office
November 12, 2013 – December 31, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byThomas Beck[1]
Succeeded byJames T. Abbott[2]
United States Assistant Secretary of Labor for Administration and Management
In office
May 9, 2001 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byPatricia Watkins Lattimore[3]
Succeeded byT. Michael Kerr[4]
Personal details
Born (1954-05-19) May 19, 1954 (age 66)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)M. J. Jameson
EducationUniversity of South Carolina (BS)


  1. "Barack Obama: Presidential Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate". Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  2. "PN921 – Nomination of James Thomas Abbott for Federal Labor Relations Authority, 115th Congress (2017–2018)". November 16, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  3. "PN296 – Nomination of Pat Pizzella for Department of Labor, 107th Congress (2001–2002)". May 9, 2001. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  4. "PN254 – Nomination of T. Michael Kerr for Department of Labor, 111th Congress (2009–2010)". May 1, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2018.