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MAESC and Governance



The Multi-Agency Executive Strategy Committee (MAESC) is the primary governance body of the HRLOB and provides advice and recommendations to the HRLOB, the Director of OPM, and additional Governmentwide executive leadership for the implementation of the HRLOB vision, goals, and objectives. Through the experience of its members and working groups established to provide subject matter expertise, the MAESC provides support to HRLOB activities. The MAESC acts as a collective voice representing the Federal agencies including establishing communities of practice, developing shared services requirements, and defining HC standardization.

MAESC Membership

The MAESC is comprised of the following Federal cabinet agencies:

HRLOB Partners List

The HRLOB actively engages with Federal partners.

Chief Human Capital Officers Council (CHCOC)

The Chief Human Capital Officers Act of 2002, enacted as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107-296) on November 25, 2002, required the heads of 24 Executive Departments and agencies to appoint or designate Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs). Each CHCO serves as his or her agency’s chief policy advisor on all human resources management issues and is charged with selecting, developing, training, and managing a high-quality, productive workforce.

The CHCO Act also established the Chief Human Capital Officers Council (CHCOC) to advise and coordinate the activities of members’ agencies on such matters as the modernization of human resources systems, improved quality of human resources information, and legislation affecting human resources operations and organizations.

The CHCOC is composed of the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), who serves as chairman; the Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who acts as vice chairman; the CHCOs of the 15 Executive departments; and the CHCOs of 12 additional agencies designated by the OPM Director. Additionally, the Council has an Executive Director who coordinates and oversees the activities of the CHCOC.


Unified Shared Services Management (USSM)

Established in October of 2015, USSM oversees the shared service ecosystem and provides the strategy and leadership to make mission-enabling services better, faster and cheaper.

USSM’s Vision: An ecosystem that eliminates redundancy, reduces risk, and leverages government’s buying power to deliver administrative services that make the government more efficient and effective.

USSM’s Mission: Transform the way government does business internally to improve the way the government serves the American public.

In coordination with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Shared Services Governance Board, USSM works to achieve three strategic goals:

  1. Enable the Federal government to make better decisions by making performance and cost data transparent.
  2. Reduce duplication and cost across government for shared administrative functions.
  3. Propose and reform policies/guidance to enable the vision for shared services, increase the likelihood of successful migrations, and reduce the barriers to adoption.

USSM is led by its Executive Director, Beth Angerman, and is comprised of a mix of employees and detailees from various Federal agencies.


Human Resources Solutions (HRS)

HRS provides customized human capital and training products and services to support Federal agencies in meeting their mission objectives. HRS partners with Federal agencies to develop leaders, attract and build a high quality public sector workforce, and transform the agencies into high performing organizations. HRS uses its internal human capital experts, private sector strategic partners, or a combination of both, to help agencies. 


General Services Administration (GSA) Category Management

The Governmentwide Category Management effort is led by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Category Management is an approach the Federal Government is applying to buy smarter and more like a single enterprise. Category Management enables the government to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency, and deliver more value and savings from the government’s acquisition programs. It involves:

  • Identifying core areas of spend
  • Collectively developing heightened levels of expertise
  • Leveraging shared best practices
  • Providing acquisition, supply and demand management solutions


General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)

As an integral part of GSA, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) possesses unrivaled capability to deliver comprehensive products and services across government at the best value possible. FAS offers a continuum of innovative solutions and services in the areas of:

  • Products and Services
  • Technology
  • Motor Vehicle Management
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Procurement and Online Acquisition Tools


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