Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement
Vicki Turetsky is the Commissioner for the Office of Child Support Enforcement. As Commissioner, her priorities include implementing family-centered strategies to support parental employment and involvement, modernizing federal and state technology to increase program efficiency, expanding the tribal child support program, and preparing for generational change.
Video: Vicki Turetsky, "Our vision is that children can count on their parents for the financial, medical, and emotional support they need to be healthy and successful."
Ms. Turetsky brings more than 30 years of experience as a public administrator and advocate for low-income families. She is a nationally recognized expert in family policy, and is instrumental in efforts to boost child support payments to families and establish realistic child support policies that encourage fathers to work and play an active parenting role. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Director of Family Policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy, and was a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
She also has held positions at the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service, MDRC, Union County Legal Services in New Jersey, the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
She has received a number of honors, including the 2014 Burton Award for Government Service, 2006 NCSEA “Champion of Children” Award, and the 2000 OCSE “Lifelong Achievement” Award. In 2013, she was named by Newsweek as one of "30 Leaders in the Fight for Black Men." She also received one of the first Minnesota “STEP” Awards in 1987 cited by Osborne and Gaebler, Reinventing Government.