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|Chairman Linda W. Cropp, at the request of the
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To confirm the Mayoral appointment of Ms. Carolyn W. Colvin as the Director of Human Services for the District of Columbia.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the Director of Human Services Ms. Carolyn W. Colvin Confirmation Resolution of 2001".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:
Ms. Carolyn W. Colvin
as the Director of the Department of Human Services, established by Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1986, effective January 3, 1987, and in accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Code' 1-633.7), to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor. Sec.
4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
CAROLYN W. COLVIN
Executive Leadership: Over 25 years of extremely successful experience in leading Federal, State and Local organizations through development, change and innovation.
Management: Exceedingly effective strategic management of personnel, fiscal and material resources to achieve organizational goals, implement policies and adequately resource programs.
Communication: Highly persuasive in presenting policy and technical topics to colleagues, the media, Congress, large and small groups and one-on-one.
Deputy Commissioner for Operations (Presidential Appointee, Senior Executive Service, April 1998-Present) at the Social Security Administration (SSA), the nation's largest domestic program accounting for 25 percent of the nondefense federal budget. Provides executive leadership and directs the work of nearly 50,000 employees serving over 45 million Social Security beneficiaries through headquarters support functions, 10 regional offices, 1,300 field offices, 36 teleservice centers and 6 processing centers, with an administrative budget of over $3 billion. Travels nationally and internationally to represent the Federal government on Social Security issues.
LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Deputy Commissioner for Programs and Policy (Presidential Appointee, Senior Executive Service, August 1994-April 1998). Executive responsibility for the policy and program direction of Social Security programs, Retirement and Survivors Insurance, Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, which provide over $400 billion in cash benefits each year to over 45 million people. Management of over 500 policy and operational staff at SSA headquarters. Performance management and leadership of disability determination process in SSA field offices and 54 State agencies and the Office of Hearings and Appeals, with an administrative budget of more than $2 billion and over 18,000 employees. Responsible for the broad analysis of major social and economic trends and their impact on Social Security program policy.
Secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (1989-1994). Appointed by Governor William Donald Schaefer to head the fourth largest agency in the State, with a $1 billion dollar budget and 7,500 employees. Implemented the Primary Prevention Program, the first in the country to tie the receipt of cash benefits to preventive health care and education. Instituted a complete Electronics Benefits Transfer System through the State for all welfare clients to issue food stamps, welfare checks and child support payments electronically.
Deputy Secretary for Operations, Maryland Department of Human Resources (1988-1989).
Deputy Commissioner for Administration, Baltimore City Health Department (1984-1988) .
Director of Field Operations, Office of US Senator Paul S. Sarbanes (1983-1984)
Field Director, Citizens for Sarbanes (1982)
Director of Administration and Management, Baltimore City Health Department (1981-1982)
Executive Director, Neighborhood Adolescent and Young Adult Program (1980-1981)
Training and Management Consultant (1979-1980)
Deputy Director, Neighborhood Services Administration, Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development (1976-1978)
Project Director, Baltimore City Health Department (1974-1976)
Baltimore Department of Housing and-Community Development (1969-1974)
Master of Business Administration, Morgan State University
COMMUNITY SERVICE - Current
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
COMMUNITY SERVICE - Prior
American Public Welfare Association, Board Member
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