Bruce Gipe is OSC's Chief Operating Officer. Prior to OSC, he spent the past five years at the Department of Veterans Affairs, most recently as the Principal Deputy Vice Chairman and Veterans Law Judge, where he was responsible for the direction, control and operation of the Board's Appellate Group, overseeing the development and approval of policy changes in response to legislative, judicial or organizational needs and changes. He was also a member of the Department's LGBT Employee Work Group.
From March of 2011 to April of 2014, Mr. Gipe served as VA's Director of the Office of Management, Planning and Analysis, where he managed all of the administrative and support operations of the Board of Veterans' Appeals. In this position he led: the Financial Management Division, which develops and executes the Board's budget; the Decision Team Support Division, responsible for coordinating and providing support for Veterans' hearings; and the Administrative Support Division, which provides administrative support operations for the Board.
From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Gipe served as the Director of Operations and Senior Legal Advisor at the Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals. He oversaw the management of the Board's approximately 150 attorneys as well as the Clerk's Office. He also served as an advisor on legal and policy matters to the Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Mr. Gipe also served as an Administrative Appeals Judge on the Medicare Appeals Council at the Department of Health and Human Services, and as an attorney and supervisory attorney at the Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals. He has practiced government contract law as a law clerk for a judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims, and as an attorney for the Department of the Army's Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Mr. Gipe is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, and has managed post-surgical open-heart surgery patients in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.