Honorable Charles T. Faircloth, Jr. 

Chairman Faircloth v.2 Charles T. Faircloth, Jr., is the Chairman of the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission in Tallahassee, Florida. He was appointed by the Governor in October of 2022.

Chairman Faircloth most recently served as General Counsel for Florida’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA) where he served as FDVA’s chief legal officer and managing attorney. Chairman Faircloth oversaw all legal matters for nine state veterans nursing homes and several state veterans corporations and legal assistance programs.

Chairman Faircloth previously served the State of Florida in several senior management positions including Chief of Staff for the statewide Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force, as founding Inspector General for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, and as Chief Assistant Attorney General for Medicaid Fraud in the Office of the Attorney General. He has represented the State of Florida in criminal, civil, and administrative litigation for over thirty years, and in over 250 appellate cases

After military service, Chairman Faircloth attended Florida State University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1986. He next attended FSU’s College of Law graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 1990. Faircloth also obtained his Certified Inspector General designation in 2009 from the National Association of Inspectors’ General.

He is a member of the Florida Bar and Federal Bars in Florida and Texas. A native of Tallahassee, Chairman Faircloth resides there with his wife and children.

Honorable Geri Atkinson-Hazelton

Geri Atkinson-Hazleton

Mrs. Atkinson-Hazelton, a resident of Tallahassee, is a former General Counsel for the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission (formerly Unemployment Appeals Commission), serving from 1983-2010. She has extensive experience working with budget and personnel issues, legislative matters, and the review of complex reemployment assistance cases. She is a current member of the Florida Bar and received an award for excellence in public service from the Government Lawyer Section of the Florida Bar in 2007. Mrs. Atkinson-Hazelton earned her bachelor's degree and her juris doctor from Florida State University. 


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