John D. Uelmen joined the Office of Compliance in April 2009. In December 2015, the Board of Directors appointed him as the General Counsel. Along with a team of attorneys and inspectors who conduct comprehensive inspections of Capitol Hill buildings and grounds, Mr. Uelmen ensures legislative branch compliance with health and safety and public access laws incorporated in the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA). Mr. Uelmen is also responsible for investigating and enforcing violations of the labor laws in the CAA.
Mr. Uelman previously held the positions of Acting General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Supervising Attorney at the OOC. Before that, Mr. Uelmen prosecuted labor and employment cases before administrative tribunals, trial courts, and courts of appeal for more than twenty years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mr. Uelmen received his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School.