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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Kay Coles James today announced the development of five subcommittees to the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council to assist in identifying effective solutions to handle today's personnel challenges.
"Several months ago, OPM took an impressive step forward with the development of the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council," remarked James. "With feedback received from CHCO members and the President's Management Council, we take another critical step forward by creating five CHCO subcommittees to assist in driving human capital results."
The Council has identified five key areas critical to the success of the strategic management of human capital as outlined in President George W. Bush's Management Agenda. The hiring process; performance management; leadership development and succession planning; employee conduct and poor performers; and emergency preparedness were all identified as human capital topics needing immediate attention. Once the key topics were identified, a subcommittee for each was formed and tasked with recommending policy changes, needed legislation, or other strategies for moving the issue forward and returning to the Council with concrete ideas for action.
"Simply identifying key human capital issues was not enough," stated James. "I wanted the members of the subcommittees to come back to the full Council with tangible recommendations to address those issues. The legislation establishing the CHCO Council was designed to create results and the entire Council is comprised of professionals who have demonstrated excellence and results within their respective agencies. These same leaders are now honored and eager to promote change governmentwide through the Council."
The CHCO Council will meet together for two days in November to focus on these issues and other Council matters.
The initial subcommittees and members are as follows:
The Hiring Process
David Chu, Department of Defense
Morris Winn, Environmental Protection Agency
Robert Robelo, Central Intelligence Agency
Rosemary Taylor, Department of Health and Human Services
William Campbell, Department of Veterans' Affairs
Otto Wolff, Department of Commerce
Lynn Scarlett, Department of the Interior
Reginald Wells, Social Security Administration
Ruthie Jackson, United States Department of Agriculture
Doris Hausser, Office of Personnel Management
Leadership Development and Succession Planning
Bill Leidinger, Department of Education
Rebecca Contreras, Department of the Treasury
Claudia Cross, Department of Energy
W. Robert Pearson, Department of State
Patricia Norry, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Employee Conduct and Poor Performers
Patrick Pizzella, Department of Labor
Joanne Simms, Department of Justice
Vickers Meadows, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Vicki Novak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Gail Lovelace, General Services Administration
Michael Dannenhauer, Department of Transportation
John Seal, Small Agency Council
Ron James, Department of Homeland Security
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