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Michael Lawyer

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Special Assistant to the Chief Human Capital Officer

Michael Lawyer has spent his career helping people uncover passion for their work and unlocking the potential. He currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development where he coordinates and supports Employee Engagement initiatives across the Department. In 2015 these initiatives helped HUD become the most improved mid-sized agency in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work Index.

Prior to his formal work on Employee Engagement, Michael cofounded and led Under 5, HUD’s new employee affinity group. With more than 300 active members, Under 5 developed a new agency rotations program, updated the department’s approach to parental leave, and transformed the new employee experience at HUD.

Michael regularly speaks and trains on employee engagement, government communications, and the future of the federal workplace. He has presented at The Next Generation of Government Training Summit, OPM’s Pathway’s Day, The Training Officer’s Consortium Annual Institute, the Potomac Forum and many federal agencies and employee groups.

Before joining federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow, Michael worked in the nonprofit sector as a community organizer and fundraiser. He holds a J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and a B.A. in Creativity from Bethel University. He lives in Washington DC with his wife and two sons.