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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Contact: Brenda Bertrand
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Director Kay Coles James Selects Senior U.S. Air Force Personnel Official for Deputy Associate Director Post

Mark Doboga to focus on recruitment, hiring policies

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Kay Coles James has selected Mark Doboga as Deputy Associate Director of Talent and Capacity Policy, Strategic Human Resources Policy. In this role, Doboga will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of merit-based policies and programs that federal agencies use to recruit, hire, and train high-quality employees.

"I am fortunate to have Mark join my team of professionals that will continue to fulfill President Bush's commitment to deliver a federal government that recruits, hires and retains the best and the brightest America has to offer," said James. "To ensure success with OPM's policy role in the federal hiring process, we have looked outside and inside government for the expertise needed, and I believe Mark is one of the best. We are indeed fortunate to add him to our line-up."

Before joining OPM, Doboga served most recently in the United States Air Force in the Department of Defense as the Chief, Human Resources Strategic Plans Division at Air Force Headquarters. During his tenure, he designed and implemented an effects-based strategic plan for personnel management.

Doboga also served as the Civilian Personnel Officer at one of the largest installations in the Department of Defense, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and was responsible for personnel administration for over 14,000 employees. During this time, he fielded a comprehensive work force shaping strategy to prepare the installation for an impending retirement surge, improved Workers' Compensation programs, and served as the "Outreach" committee chair for an Education and Training Partnership with local colleges and technology centers.

He was also a member of the Oklahoma City Work Force Investment Board. Previous assignments include serving as the Civilian Personnel Officer at Ramstein Air Force Base, the largest Air Force Base in Europe, and supervisory positions in labor and employee relations at a number of bases and Air Force Headquarters.

During his civil service career with the Air Force, Mr. Doboga received two Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Awards and the Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award. Prior to starting his civil service career, he served in the Air Force as a military member from 1973 to 1979.

Doboga received a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Central Missouri State University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University. He was a participant in the Defense Leadership and Management Program for development of potential executives, and completed Squadron Officers School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College. He has also served as a guest instructor at numerous courses at the Air Force Center for Professional Development.

 

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