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Malcolm Nelson, EEOICPA Ombudsman Announces Retirement
November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020
Last week Cold War Patriots was notified that Malcolm Nelson, EEOICPA Ombudsman, will retire from the Department of Labor (DOL) soon. Mr. Nelson served as the Ombudsman since December 12,2006.
He and his staff have helped so many people understand the complexities of the compensation program and the adjudication process. He chose his staff based not only on their knowledge of the program but for their compassion.
As Ombudsman, Mr. Nelson faithfully submitted the annual reports to Congress. These reports detailed the most common complaints the Ombudsman’s office received in the previous year and made recommendations to the Department of Labor for how best to correct them.
For many years, Mr. Nelson or one of his staff have attended Cold War Patriots’ National Day of Remembrance. He also participated in the federal agencies’ Joint Outreach town hall meetings, meetings of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health and some meetings held by the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. The Ombudsman’s presence at these events is evidence of how seriously he took his responsibilities and strove to help the claimants understand the law and adjudication process as well as assist DOL by suggesting ways to improve the program.
Mr. Nelson is a true leader. Cold War Patriots applauds the work he did not only on behalf of the claimants and their advocates but for the Department of Labor. He served both groups well.
Cold War Patriots will miss Mr. Nelson’s expertise and empathy, and we wish him the best in the future. He certainly deserves it.
The Office of the Ombudsman is still open and can be contacted by calling 877-662-5899 or by email at [email protected]. Cold War Patriots looks forward to working with the new Ombudsman in the future.