Unique Morris-Hughes

Director
Washington DC Department of Employment Services

Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes is the Director of the Washington DC Department of Employment Services (DOES). In her role as State Labor Secretary, she is directly responsible for local, federal and specific-purpose funds administered by the District of Columbia and the federal government for workforce development programs and training, unemployment compensation, universal paid leave administration and labor standards enforcement along with capital projects.
Previously, Dr. Morris-Hughes was the Chief Strategy Officer for DOES. She is credited with the successful turnaround of the agency’s federally-funded workforce programs.

Dr. Morris-Hughes was OSSE’s Chief Operating Officer, leading numerous management functions in support of the agency’s mission, and provided oversight of several departmental units, namely Grants Management, Facilities, Operations, Contracting and Procurement and Student Enrollment, Funding and Residency.



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