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NORRIS T. TYLER III
Administrator for Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance

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NORRIS T. TYLER III
Administrator for Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance

Norris Tyler has served as the Program Manager for the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance (OTAA) since March 2012. Mr. Tyler has 26 years of experience with the Department of Labor (Department) , Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and has served in several key Workforce Development positions throughout his career. Currently, he oversees the Program Development, Management Information Systems, and Petition Investigations Divisions of ETA's Trade Adjustment Assistance National Program. He has a B.S. degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has completed M.A. Public Administration coursework at George Washington University, and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2009.

He began working for the Department in 1988 with the Office of Policy Development and Research, whereby after 19 years he became Deputy Administrator. He was asked by the Assistant Secretary to serve in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training from 2007 until 2009. He then was asked to serve as the Director of the MIS and Investigation Divisions in the OTAA beginning in late 2009. He assumed the role of Administrator in March 2012, and has helped oversee the implementation of both the 2009 and 2011 TAA Programs, both of which greatly expanded the group eligibility provisions, benefits, and services of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. He has committed more than half his life to public service at the Department and enjoys providing career development opportunities for his staff and ensuring displaced workers across the nation obtain the benefits and services to which they are eligible.