Dr. Robert (Bob) LaJeunesse is the Director of Enforcement for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP). Dr. LaJeunesse oversees the OFCCP’s statistical and economic analysis program and serves as the agency’s expert technical advisor in the development and resolution of systemic discrimination cases. Before joining OFCCP, Dr. LaJeunesse was a labor economist at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, working in the Office of General Counsel as a consulting and testifying expert on Title VII cases. He also served as an Economist for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
Prior to joining federal service, Dr. LaJeunesse was an assistant professor of economics at the State University of New York (New Paltz) and a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle in Australia. His scholarly publications are primarily in the field of labor economics, including a book on the socioeconomic and ecological virtues of work time regulation.
Dr. LaJeunesse holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Colorado State University. He also completed two years of service in the Peace Corps in Liepaja, Latvia.