Interim Deputy Director for the Division of State Initiatives (DSI)
Michael Watts, Jr. a fifth-generation Washingtonian, is the Interim Deputy Director for the Division of State Initiatives (DSI). Michael has been a District government employee for over 20 years, and most recently served as the Associate Director of the Office of Wage and Hour (OWH) within the Bureau of Labor Standards. In that role, he had oversight of compliance audits and the recovery of unpaid wages for employees who have not been paid according to District of Columbia wage laws, either administratively or through court action. Michael Watts and his team managed wage compliance and ensured adherence to the wage laws of the District of Columbia.