The Business of Government Radio Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with a federal executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Guests include administrators, chief financial officers, chief information officers, chief operating officers, commissioners, controllers, directors, and undersecretaries.
What are the strategic priorities of Labor’s Office of Unemployment Insurance? How does the UI program work? What are improper payments and how has UI program sought to reduce them? Join us as we explore these questions with Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Unemployment Insurance within the U.S. Department of Labor.
Gay joined the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in November 2000 and currently serves as the Administrator of the Office of Unemployment Insurance overseeing the nation’s federal-state Unemployment Insurance program.
Previously, Gay served as the Administrator for the Office of Workforce Investment in ETA providing federal oversight and leadership for America’s workforce investment system, including employment and training programs under the Workforce Investment Act and direction and support for the nation’s locally driven one-stop delivery system. She also served as the Director for ETA’s Business Relations Group and headed the Employment Service.
Prior to joining the U.S Department of Labor, Gay was a senior official for the State of Ohio overseeing workforce programs and unemployment insurance for over ten years.
Gay also served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Columbus, Ohio, and eight years with the West Virginia Department of Human Services.
She has the following degrees:
Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University
Master of Social Work, West Virginia University
Juris Doctor, Ohio State University