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Joy Fairtile

Joy S. Fairtile is Deputy Chief Information Officer for Operations for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). She joined the CIO in January 2012.  As the Deputy CIO for Operations, she is responsible for oversight of all matters related to Records Management, Benefits Systems, Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI), Application Systems and general administration of the OCIO and the programs it supports, and transition elements of  various programs to the OCIO.

Before becoming Deputy CIO, Ms. Fairtile served as OPM’s Deputy Associate Director of Technical Services for Federal Investigative Services (FIS). She was responsible for all technical support and services for OPM-FIS, including information technology, systems access and security, and systems analysis and development.  She also served on the Leadership Team of the Joint Security and Suitability Reform Team.

Prior to joining OPM in 2006, Ms. Fairtile held a series of positions at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  At TSA, her extensive experience in administration and procurement merged with acumen for Federal vetting and credentialing programs.

As TSA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Threat Assessment and Credentialing (2005–2006), Ms. Fairtile assisted with management and oversight of initiatives including Secure Flight, Registered Traveler and HAZMAT.  In 2004, she served as Director of Transportation Credentialing. She joined TSA in 2003 as Administrative Officer of the Credentialing Program Office.  Ms. Fairtile entered Federal service in 2001 as Administrative Officer for the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), Eastern District of New York.

For 20 years, Ms. Fairtile served in the City and State governments of New York, including appointments with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York City Transit.  She served in various positions, culminating in her appointment as the Assistant Commissioner, Division of Maintenance, where she established policies and procedures for maintaining and repairing over 4,000 city-owned residential and commercial properties.

Ms. Fairtile holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Criminal Justice Administration and Law, and an Associate of Applied Science in Mental Health Technology.  Ms. Fairtile is a recipient of a 2012 Meritorious Executive Rank Award.

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