Appointments and Promotions

Governor names Undersecretary of Administration

Governor Newsom recently named Jeffrey Macomber as CDCR undersecretary of administration.

Jeff Macomber wearing jacket and tie
Jeff Macomber

He held a number of jobs at CDCR. He was director of corrections services at California Health Care Correctional Services since 2019.

He served as deputy director of facility support in the Division of Adult Institutions from 2016 to 2018. He was warden at California State Prison, Sacramento from 2014 until 2016, chief deputy warden from 2009 to 2014 and associate warden from 2008 to 2009.

From 2004 to 2008 and from 1994 to 2000, he was correctional administrator, captain, staff services manager and associate governmental programs analyst.

Macomber was a correctional business manager at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center from 2000 to 2004 and a correctional officer at Ironwood State Prison from 1993 to 1994.

The undersecretary of administration position requires Senate confirmation. 

Governor Newsom also appointed Kenneth Pogue, who Macomber replaced, as director of the Office of Administrative Law, which ensures that agency regulations are clear, necessary, legally valid, and available to the public.  

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