The Clinton administration may have a tough time replacing former Assistant Labor Secretary E. Olena Berg, who left as head of the PWBA at the end of June. That's because Congress will not be in session for much longer in this election year, and it is widely believed the Republican majority will try to stall any confirmation of a White House nominee for the highly visible spot.
At the top of the list of possible contenders is Judith F. Mazo, senior vice president and director for research at The Segal Co. Other top contenders, according to sources, are Leslie B. Kramerich, a partner at the Washington law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand; and Judy Schub, assistant executive director for legislative affairs at the PBGC. Also mentioned is Phyllis C. Borzi from the Washington law firm of O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue, who lost out to Ms. Berg for the position in 1992.
Richard McGahey, newly confirmed as Assistant Labor Secretary for Policy, is not being considered for Ms. Berg's job, said a Labor Department spokeswoman.