Office of the Deputy Secretary (DS)
On February 4, 2007, Eric Hargan was named Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As Acting Deputy Secretary, he is responsible for the operations of the largest civilian department in the federal government. Mr. Hargan had previously served as Principal Associate Deputy Secretary.
He succeeds Alex M. Azar II, who served as Deputy Secretary from July 22, 2005 to February 3, 2007.
Last Revised: February 20, 2007