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Radha Vishnuvajjala

U.S. Department of Labor

2024 fellow

Radha Vishnuvajjala is a Supervisory Attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of the Solicitor, where she manages a regulatory program for the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Within DOL, Ms. Vishnuvajjala serves in a leadership role with respect to mentoring, training, and employee engagement for administrative staff. These leadership efforts focus on empowering workers at every level to support efficient, results-driven work for the agency’s mission and operations.

As a White House Leadership Development Program Fellow, Ms. Vishnuvajjala is assigned to the Statistical and Science Policy Office within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In the coming year, Ms. Vishnuvajjala plans to leverage her leadership skills and deep understanding of the federal workforce to continue to find creative solutions to unfamiliar challenges. She looks forward to contributing what she has learned at DOL while gaining new insight and perspectives from others in the Office of Management and Budget and across the federal government.

Ms. Vishnuvajjala began her career at DOL immediately after law school and has represented the agency in federal court, drafted significant safety regulations, and provided leadership and legal advice on DOL programs and operations. Before her current position, she worked as a Senior Attjoorney developing regulations to protect workers from harmful exposures; as the Acting Director of the Honors Attorney Program, supervising new attorneys; and as a Senior Counsel in the Immediate Office of the Solicitor, advising agency leadership and reviewing DOL’s regulatory documents before publication.

Ms. Vishnuvajjala is passionate about increasing efficiency through collaboration across programs and supporting the professional development of employees throughout an organization. She created and served in the role of DOL’s Senior Attorney for Administrative Law, a central resource for cross-cutting regulatory and administrative law issues within DOL. In 2021, she detailed to the White House Task Force for Worker Organizing and Empowerment, where she worked with multiple cabinet-level agencies to find creative ways to harness the power of the Executive Branch to support worker organizing.

Ms. Vishnuvajjala has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.

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