On August 3, 2007, Bradford P. Campbell was confirmed by the United States Senate as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, which oversees more than 700,000 covered retirement plans, approximately 2.5 million covered health plans, and similar numbers of other welfare benefit plans, such as those providing life or disability insurance. The employee benefit plans under EBSAs jurisdiction hold about $5.6 trillion in assets and cover approximately 150 million Americans. He is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
Prior to his confirmation as Assistant Secretary, Mr. Campbell served as Acting Assistant Secretary since October 30, 2006 and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy since March 5, 2004. As Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. Campbell directed the policy, legislative and research functions of the Agency. He served as a liaison to other government agencies and the private sector on a variety of issues relating to ERISA.
Previously, Mr. Campbell was Senior Legislative Officer in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Labor where he represented the Department of Labor to the Congress on issues pertaining to ERISA and the Employee Benefits Security Administration. He joined the Department of Labor in 2001.
Prior to joining the Department of Labor, Mr. Campbell worked on Capitol Hill as Legislative Director for then-Congressman Ernest Fletcher and as Senior Legislative Assistant to former Congressman, and current SEC Chairman, Christopher Cox. Mr. Campbell received his A.B. from Harvard University, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.