John R. Stepp (Retired)

Former Deputy Under-Secretary of Labor Dr. John R. Stepp has been involved in labor-management relations for over thirty years as a mediator, administrator and consultant. Dr. Stepp has attained national and international recognition as an advocate of improved labor-management relations and high-performance organizations in unionized environments. As Deputy Under-Secretary, he created the Bureau of Labor-Management Relations and Cooperative Programs. Before joining the Department of Labor, Dr. Stepp directed the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's preventive mediation program and served as a Federal mediator.

Dr. Stepp received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech and earned his M.B.A. degree from Emory University. He obtained his Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia.

In 1990, Dr. Stepp received the American Society for Training and Development National Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Employee Involvement in the Workplace." He has authored some two dozen journal articles addressing the future of labor-management relations.