Assistant secretary – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ Wed, 11 May 2022 04:35:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://athenasite.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-1-120x120.png Assistant secretary – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ 32 32 Job: Personal Assistant/Secretary at The Riverbank School https://athenasite.net/job-personal-assistant-secretary-at-the-riverbank-school/ Mon, 09 May 2022 11:12:20 +0000 https://athenasite.net/job-personal-assistant-secretary-at-the-riverbank-school/ We are committed to raising God-fearing child leaders who would strive for excellence in all their endeavours. We offer a Christian, family-based approach to care and nurturing that will ensure that every child’s full educational potential is realized. Responsibilities Reporting to senior management and performing secretarial and administrative tasks.Enter, format and edit reports, documents and […]]]>

We are committed to raising God-fearing child leaders who would strive for excellence in all their endeavours. We offer a Christian, family-based approach to care and nurturing that will ensure that every child’s full educational potential is realized. Responsibilities

Reporting to senior management and performing secretarial and administrative tasks.
Enter, format and edit reports, documents and presentations.
Enter data, maintain databases and keep records.
Liaise with internal departments, answer calls and arrange travel.
Manage internal and external correspondence on behalf of senior management.
Scheduling appointments, maintaining an event calendar and sending reminders.
Copy, scan and fax documents, as well as take notes.
Prepare facilities for scheduled events and organize refreshments, if necessary.
Order office supplies and replacements, as well as manage mail and courier services.
Observe best business practices and etiquette.

Terms

Interested candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree / HND / OND
Certification in secretarial, office administration or related training.
1 to 2 years of experience as a personal assistant would be a plus.
Extensive experience in creating documents and spreadsheets, using office software such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Advanced typing, note taking, record keeping and organizational skills.
Ability to manage internal and external correspondence.
Working knowledge of printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines.
Mastery of appointment scheduling software such as MS Outlook, as well as call forwarding.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.


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Army Directive Clarifies Roles of Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Army Futures Command https://athenasite.net/army-directive-clarifies-roles-of-assistant-secretary-for-acquisition-army-futures-command/ Thu, 05 May 2022 20:30:32 +0000 https://athenasite.net/army-directive-clarifies-roles-of-assistant-secretary-for-acquisition-army-futures-command/ Armed Forces Secretary Christine Wormuth signed a directive indicating that the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology will now oversee the military branch’s acquisition workforce and research and development efforts, including science and technology initiatives, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. The Commanding General of Army Futures Command will coordinate with the ASA […]]]>

Armed Forces Secretary Christine Wormuth signed a directive indicating that the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology will now oversee the military branch’s acquisition workforce and research and development efforts, including science and technology initiatives, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

The Commanding General of Army Futures Command will coordinate with the ASA (ALT) on matters related to acquisition and R&D, act as the operational architect and capability developer for the Army Futures and be responsible force development and the design and operation of the service’s laboratories and research centers. , according to a May 3 directive.

The AFC assesses and integrates the future operating environment, emerging threats and technologies to provide warfighters with the concepts and future force designs needed to dominate a future battlefield,” the directive reads.

Army spokeswoman Ellen Lovett said directives issued by the service following the establishment of the AFC “had the unintended consequence of creating ambiguity in long-established acquisition authorities. .

“This administrative change removes that ambiguity with clearly defined, legally compliant roles, and will better facilitate collaboration in our modernization and equipment business,” Lovett said.

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Appointment of Geoffrey Pyatt as US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources is good news for Africa (by NJ Ayuk and Jude Kearney) https://athenasite.net/appointment-of-geoffrey-pyatt-as-us-assistant-secretary-of-state-for-energy-resources-is-good-news-for-africa-by-nj-ayuk-and-jude-kearney/ Wed, 04 May 2022 10:10:02 +0000 https://athenasite.net/appointment-of-geoffrey-pyatt-as-us-assistant-secretary-of-state-for-energy-resources-is-good-news-for-africa-by-nj-ayuk-and-jude-kearney/ DGAP-News: African Energy Chamber / Keyword(s): Miscellaneous African Energy Chamber: Appointment of Geoffrey Pyatt as US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources is good news for Africa (by NJ Ayuk and Jude Kearney) 04.05.2022 / 12:10 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Appointment of Geoffrey Pyatt as US Assistant […]]]>

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African Energy Chamber: Appointment of Geoffrey Pyatt as US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources is good news for Africa (by NJ Ayuk and Jude Kearney)
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Appointment of Geoffrey Pyatt as US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources is good news for Africa (by NJ Ayuk and Jude Kearney)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) and Jude Kearney, Chairman of the United States/Africa Committee of the African Energy Chamber

President Joe Biden’s selection of Geoffrey Pyatt as his nominee for US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources is good news for Africa. The African Energy Chamber strongly supports his nomination.

Pyatt is, of course, well qualified for this important role based on an exemplary diplomatic career, including his terms as ambassador to Greece and Ukraine as well as his previous diplomatic posts. Above all, he has an in-depth knowledge of global gas policy and energy security issues. In his ambassadorial roles, he worked to advance energy security in Eastern Europe. He has always supported the broader agenda of energy independence, energy security and economic competence.

With regard to our focus on African energy issues, we believe that Pyatt’s experience will help him work with African countries to ensure a just energy transition, which will be particularly critical in the run-up to the United Nations Conference. on Climate Change 2022 (COP27). He seems to recognize that even if the global energy market is undergoing a major reorganization, countries must make energy security a priority. He demonstrated respect for a healthy energy mix that includes oil and gas as well as renewable energy, which Africa must cultivate if we are to avoid an energy transition that does more harm than good to Africans. In this regard, Pyatt has demonstrated that he understands the importance of natural gas as a gateway to a long-term renewable energy future.

We think Pyatt will understand why the African Energy Chamber has made ending energy poverty in Africa a top priority – nearly 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack reliable electricity, 900 million people still do not have access to clean cooking technologies, with negative effects. impacts on health, especially for women and children and the environment — because he has witnessed the devastating effects of energy poverty and dependence. He most likely observed energy poverty during the early years of his diplomatic career in Honduras and when he was deputy head of mission in India in 2006 and 2007. Pyatt also lived in Vienna during the European gas crisis of 2008-2009 . He recalled vivid memories of regular reports of civilian deaths in areas of Austria that did not have enough energy to heat homes.

Additionally, Pyatt’s support of women in the energy sector speaks to its broad and informed view of the potential of our industry. He spoke about the importance of empowering more women to take on leadership roles, which is key to advancing Africa’s energy agenda. I have long been an advocate for bringing more women into our industry, and her stance on this issue is remarkable.

These are just some of the reasons why the African Energy Chamber strongly supports Pyatt’s nomination and encourages early Senate confirmation. It has shown its commitment to helping countries realize the full socio-economic benefits of a thriving oil and gas industry. It shares many of Africa’s values ​​and priorities when it comes to energy transition. He understands the issues of energy poverty and the value of gas monetization. His appointment signals a brighter future for our industry and our continent.

We can of course sometimes disagree on issues, but Geoffrey Pyatt is a solid and practical choice for this important role in the field of energy diplomacy. While many Western leaders and organizations have been lecturing and bullying Africa on how they think Africans should approach their energy transition (like not starting to phase out fossil fuels completely and seemingly all at the same time), African energy players would appreciate the opportunity to work with a Western representative who is interested in a two-way conversation. Someone who will talk to them and not just talk to them. Someone who could encourage American companies to bring their ingenuity to the task of Africa’s energy transition because America has a heritage of creating solutions as well as opportunities.

We would welcome the opportunity to work with someone who is open to considering African perspectives and priorities and developing a relationship based on mutual respect. We are optimistic that this type of dynamic will develop with Pyatt.

Distributed by APO Group for the African Energy Chamber.

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Arun Venkataraman named US Under Secretary of Commerce https://athenasite.net/arun-venkataraman-named-us-under-secretary-of-commerce/ Mon, 02 May 2022 10:47:03 +0000 https://athenasite.net/arun-venkataraman-named-us-under-secretary-of-commerce/ Arun Venkataraman, an Indian-American leader, was sworn in as assistant. Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and General Manager of the U.S. and Foreign Trade Service FREMONT, CA: Arun Venkataraman, a well-known Indo-American expert on international trade policy, has been appointed Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of […]]]>


Arun Venkataraman, an Indian-American leader, was sworn in as assistant. Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and General Manager of the U.S. and Foreign Trade Service


FREMONT, CA: Arun Venkataraman, a well-known Indo-American expert on international trade policy, has been appointed Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the US Trade and Foreign Service of the International Trade Administration. Venkataraman will oversee a team of more than 1,400 people in 106 offices across the United States and 78 countries internationally, helping American companies in markets that represent 95% of global GDP and 97% of American trade. More than a thousand career experts specialize in export promotion, commercial diplomacy, and foreign direct investment to help American businesses grow in foreign markets and attract foreign direct investment to the United States.

According to an official statement, Venkataraman was chosen by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the US Senate to manage the federal government’s efforts to boost exports and encourage foreign investment. The Commerce Secretary commented on Arun’s expertise in trade law and trade policy and how that would be a tremendous asset. The Commerce Department is working to help U.S. businesses and employees recover from the economic damage caused by COVID-19. The Indian-American has over 20 years of international business expertise advising businesses, international organizations and the US government. Prior to his appointment, he served as an adviser to the Secretary of Commerce, advising the department on trade and other foreign economic issues.

Arun was a senior director at Visa before entering the Biden administration. He oversaw a global government engagement strategy on various international policy topics, including the digital economy, trade, taxation and sanctions. During the Obama administration, he served as director of policy for the International Trade Administration. He also has extensive legal experience, working as a legal officer for the World Trade Organization and as a trade and investment policy adviser at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He also worked as a legal assistant at the United States Court of International Trade for Judge Jane A Restani. Venkataraman graduated from Columbia Law School with a Juris Doctor (JD), a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a BA from Tufts University.

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Arun Venkataraman: Indo-American Arun Venkataraman sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets https://athenasite.net/arun-venkataraman-indo-american-arun-venkataraman-sworn-in-as-assistant-secretary-of-commerce-for-global-markets/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 04:40:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/arun-venkataraman-indo-american-arun-venkataraman-sworn-in-as-assistant-secretary-of-commerce-for-global-markets/ Arun Venkataraman, a leading Indian-American expert on international trade policy, has been sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the US and Foreign Trade Service for the International Trade Administration. In this role, Venkataraman will lead a team of more than 1,400 employees strategically located in 106 U.S. […]]]>
Arun Venkataraman, a leading Indian-American expert on international trade policy, has been sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the US and Foreign Trade Service for the International Trade Administration.

In this role, Venkataraman will lead a team of more than 1,400 employees strategically located in 106 U.S. offices and 78 overseas markets, supporting U.S. businesses in markets representing 95% of global GDP and 97% of U.S. trade. .

This includes more than a thousand career professionals specializing in export promotion, commercial diplomacy, and foreign direct investment to help American businesses grow in international markets and attract foreign direct investment to the United States. .

Venkataraman was nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the US Senate on April 7 to lead the federal government’s efforts to promote overseas exports and attract foreign investment, according to an official statement.

“Arun’s expertise in trade law and trade policy will be invaluable as the Department of Commerce helps American businesses and workers recover and come back stronger from the economic toll inflicted by COVID-19,” said Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Monday.

“His experience and leadership in helping the U.S. public and private sectors navigate and overcome critical business challenges has earned him respect both inside and outside of government as well as on the team. which he is now responsible for leading. I look forward to working with him in his new role,” the Commerce Secretary said.

The Indian-American has over 20 years of experience advising businesses, international organizations and the US government on international trade issues.

Prior to his appointment, he served as an adviser to the Secretary of Commerce, advising the department on trade and other international economic issues.

Prior to joining the Biden administration, he was a senior director at Visa, leading a global government engagement strategy on a range of international policy issues, including the digital economy, trade, tax and sanctions.

He also served in the Obama administration as director of policy for the International Trade Administration.

In addition, he has had an extensive legal career, including as legal counsel for the World Trade Organization and trade and investment policy adviser at Steptoe and Johnson LLP.

He also served as law clerk to Judge Jane A Restani at the United States Court of International Trade.

Venkataraman holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Columbia Law School, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a BA from Tufts University.

“In more than 20 years of working in commerce, I have seen firsthand the value that American businesses and workers provide to every corner of the world,” Venkataraman said in a press release.

“The world looks to the United States because we have the expertise, experience and entrepreneurial spirit to deliver the products, services and innovative solutions that make a difference. I thank President Biden , Secretary Raimondo and the U.S. Senate for giving me this job,” he said.

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Statement on the swearing in of January Contreras as Assistant Secretary for Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services https://athenasite.net/statement-on-the-swearing-in-of-january-contreras-as-assistant-secretary-for-administration-for-children-and-families-of-the-u-s-department-of-health-and-human-services/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 13:17:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/statement-on-the-swearing-in-of-january-contreras-as-assistant-secretary-for-administration-for-children-and-families-of-the-u-s-department-of-health-and-human-services/ On Thursday, April 21, 2022, following bipartisan confirmation by the U.S. Senate, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra was formally sworn in January Contreras as Assistant Secretary for Administration for children and families (ACF). “As January Contreras takes the helm of the Administration for Children and Families, she brings valuable […]]]>

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, following bipartisan confirmation by the U.S. Senate, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra was formally sworn in January Contreras as Assistant Secretary for Administration for children and families (ACF).

“As January Contreras takes the helm of the Administration for Children and Families, she brings valuable expertise, based on years of distinguished public service and a strong record of advocating for the well-being of children, families and families. underserved communities,” HHS Secretary Becerra said. “Deputy Secretary Contreras will be a critical partner as we fight adversity, work to expand access to child care, and more — with the goal of advancing equity. challenges and seize the opportunities ahead as we fight to leave no one behind during the COVID-19 pandemic and to advance our mission to protect the health and well-being of all children and families .

A biography of Contreras can be found here.

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CHS allows former IB official to continue serving as PA assistant secretary https://athenasite.net/chs-allows-former-ib-official-to-continue-serving-as-pa-assistant-secretary/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 00:59:52 +0000 https://athenasite.net/chs-allows-former-ib-official-to-continue-serving-as-pa-assistant-secretary/ The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the Sindh Assembly Secretary to allow a former Intelligence Bureau (IB) Sub-Inspector to become Deputy Secretary by withdrawing a notification regarding his repatriation. The leadership came upon a petition from Zubair Javed who had challenged the notification regarding his repatriation from the Sindh Assembly Secretariat to his home […]]]>

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the Sindh Assembly Secretary to allow a former Intelligence Bureau (IB) Sub-Inspector to become Deputy Secretary by withdrawing a notification regarding his repatriation.

The leadership came upon a petition from Zubair Javed who had challenged the notification regarding his repatriation from the Sindh Assembly Secretariat to his home department IB.

A lawyer for the petitioner stated that he worked as a sub-inspector in the International Bureau and that he applied for the post of deputy secretary of the Sindh Assembly after obtaining a certificate of no objection from the competent authority.

Counsel argued that the Applicant had been appointed Assistant Secretary through a competitive process and had been relieved of the IB to join his current role.

He stated that the Applicant was not appointed on a transfer basis, nor was he an absorbed employee, as he was appointed under a regular process of initial appointment by an appropriate channel.

Counsel for the State and the Respondent argued that the present petition is not admissible in court on the premise that the petitioner’s grievance falls within the purview of the Sindh Service Tribunal as required by Section 212 of the Constitution .

They said that in the event that the petitioner makes a departmental representation/appeal to the competent authority of the provincial assembly on the verification of his service/selection record and personnel file, he would have a fair opportunity to prove his continuing case in the respondent. assembly subject to its service profile.

They further argued that if the petitioner was still aggrieved by the order made on his appeal, he could appeal to the Sindh Service Tribunal under Section 4 of the Sindh Service Tribunal Act, 1973.

It has been argued that the High Court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case under Section 212 of the Constitution.

After hearing the arguments in the case, a division bench of the High Court consisting of Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto and Justice Adnanul Karim Memon observed that matters relating to the terms and conditions of employment of Sindh Assembly employees were governed by the rules (recruitment) of the Sindh Assembly Secretariat. , 1974 read with the Sindh Provincial Assembly Secretariat (Appointment, Promotion and Transfer) Rules, 1975 and other enabling legislation.

The CHS observed that it appears from the record that the Applicant was appointed Deputy Secretary (BS-18) of the Sindh Assembly through a competitive process, see a notification on 20 February 2019 and the disputed notification issued by the secretary of the

The Sindh Assembly was founded on faulty premises for the simple reason that

the petitioner had not been shown either working in the deputation or absorbed in the secretariat of the provincial assembly.

The chamber noted that the applicant’s case was not covered by the judgment of the Supreme Court regarding the repatriation of deputy and absorbed employees.

The SHC granted the request and ordered the competent authority of the provincial assembly to withdraw the disputed notification concerning the repatriation of the applicant to his former department and ordered him to allow him to join the provincial assembly of the Sindh as Assistant Secretary (BS-18).

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US Senate Confirms Assistant Secretary to Lead MSHA Jobs & HR https://athenasite.net/us-senate-confirms-assistant-secretary-to-lead-msha-jobs-hr/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/us-senate-confirms-assistant-secretary-to-lead-msha-jobs-hr/ United States: US Senate confirms assistant secretary to lead MSHA 06 April 2022 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. The US Senate has confirmed Christopher Williamson as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine […]]]>


United States: US Senate confirms assistant secretary to lead MSHA

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The US Senate has confirmed Christopher Williamson as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health. His confirmation was secured with seemingly little scrutiny from the Senate, which did not hold a public hearing on his nomination.

Williamson has no direct experience in the mining industry, but he served as counsel to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. He also worked for a time at the Obama administration’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in an advisory role.

His most recent position was as senior counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. Previously, he served as Labor Advisor to the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and before that, as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).

Williamson graduated from West Virginia University College of Law in 2010, earned a master’s degree in public policy from American University in 2007, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and economics from West Virginia University in 2005.

Williamson takes over as head of the MSHA at a time when the agency is recruiting staff and undergoing organizational change. The White House recently released 2023 fiscal year budget includes a request nearly $423.5 million for the MSHA. This is $40 million more than current funding (an increase of 11.5%), of which $33 million is for law enforcement activities. MSHA also has extensive rulemaking activity underway regarding mobile surface equipment safety and respirable silica.

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Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Robinson’s trip to Poland, Latvia and Germany https://athenasite.net/assistant-secretary-for-international-narcotics-and-law-enforcement-robinsons-trip-to-poland-latvia-and-germany/ Sat, 02 Apr 2022 20:20:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/assistant-secretary-for-international-narcotics-and-law-enforcement-robinsons-trip-to-poland-latvia-and-germany/ Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), Todd D. Robinson, visited Poland from March 30 to April 2. While in Warsaw, Assistant Secretary Robinson met with Ukrainian civil society organizations. During his visit to Rzeszow, Assistant Secretary Robinson met with the Ukrainian Border Guard Service and the National Police, as well […]]]>

Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), Todd D. Robinson, visited Poland from March 30 to April 2. While in Warsaw, Assistant Secretary Robinson met with Ukrainian civil society organizations. During his visit to Rzeszow, Assistant Secretary Robinson met with the Ukrainian Border Guard Service and the National Police, as well as members of the Kyiv Embassy team who are on the front lines of the response to the crisis caused by Putin’s premeditated, unprovoked and unjustified attack. on Ukraine. He underscored the State Department’s commitment to providing emergency medical and protective equipment to the Ukrainian Border Guard Service and National Police to support their efforts to rescue and protect civilians.

Assistant Secretary Robinson will travel to Riga, Latvia, April 3-5. While in Riga, the Deputy Secretary is meeting with Latvian government officials to discuss border security and efforts to further combat corruption and transnational organized crime.

Finally, Assistant Secretary Robinson will travel to Berlin, Germany, April 5-6, where he will participate in a Ministerial Support Conference on Moldova. The Deputy Secretary will co-chair a panel discussion focused on effective border management and the prevention of human trafficking.

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Statements from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine, and Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Loyce Pace on International Transgender Day of Awareness https://athenasite.net/statements-from-hhs-secretary-xavier-becerra-assistant-secretary-for-health-admiral-rachel-levine-and-assistant-secretary-for-global-affairs-loyce-pace-on-international-transgender-day-of-awareness/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 15:54:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/statements-from-hhs-secretary-xavier-becerra-assistant-secretary-for-health-admiral-rachel-levine-and-assistant-secretary-for-global-affairs-loyce-pace-on-international-transgender-day-of-awar Earlier in the day, HHS raised a transgender pride flag in front of its headquarters, becoming the first federal agency to do so. Picture below. Today, hours after making history by raising the transgender pride flag outside the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) headquarters building, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, alongside Assistant Secretary of […]]]>

Earlier in the day, HHS raised a transgender pride flag in front of its headquarters, becoming the first federal agency to do so. Picture below.

Today, hours after making history by raising the transgender pride flag outside the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) headquarters building, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, alongside Assistant Secretary of Health Admiral Rachel Levine and Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Loyce Pace released the following statements to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility:

“Discrimination against transgender people and their loved ones has no place in this country,” Secretary Becerra said. “Here at HHS, we will continue to do everything in our power to protect health care for transgender people, including access to gender-affirming care. On this International Transgender Day of Visibility, I say to our transgender communities: we see you, we are with you, and we will be there for you.”

“The future for our community is brighter than for generations past, but even now progress is not real unless it means progress for all,” Admiral Levine said. “Together, we must stand up strongly for the most underserved and marginalized people in our community, including our trans youth and their families.”

“We all deserve a future free of discrimination based on gender identity,” Assistant Secretary Pace said. “At the Office of Global Affairs, we are committed to protecting and advancing that future by advocating for transgender rights here and abroad.”

In March, Secretary Becerra announced several immediate steps HHS is taking to support LGBTQI+ youth across the country, including:

  • Publish guidance to state child welfare agencies through an information memorandum that makes it clear that states must use their child welfare systems to advance the safety and support of LGBTQI+ youth , which may include access to gender-affirming care;
  • Issue guidelines on patient confidentiality to clarify that healthcare providers are not required to disclose private patient information related to gender-affirming care; and
  • Issue guidelines making it clear that denials of health care based on gender identity are illegal, as are preventing doctors and health care providers from providing care because of a patient’s gender identity .

These and other actions are detailed on HHS LGBTQI+ websitewhich was updated ahead of today’s observance as part of the Department’s work to ensure transgender communities – youth, adults, families, caregivers and providers – have the resources they need to protect care health of transgender people.

If you believe you or another party has been discriminated against on the basis of gender identity or disability when seeking to access gender affirming care, visit the Rights Office Complaint Portal HHS civilians to file a complaint. in line.

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