Office of Human Resources

DOI Office of Human Resources 

The Department of the Interior's Office of Human Resources (OHR) has responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing policies, programs, standards, and systems for development and management of human resources.

OHR evaluates the effectiveness of the Department's personnel management program and is responsible for the directives of the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Personnel Management, Merit Systems Protection Board, and Federal Labor Relations Authority.  OHR is the liaison with these organizations and other agencies concerning human resources management.

The OHR interprets laws, executive orders, rules and regulations, and provides technical and professional assistance, advice and guidance to the Secretariat and the bureaus.

Servicing Human Resources Offices

While OHR has responsibility for oversight over Departmental policies affecting human resources management, every bureau and office in DOI has a servicing human resources office (SHRO) that oversees the day-to-day human resources and employee relations needs of DOI's employees, managers and supervisors.  

HR practitioners in the SHROs provide the consultation, guidance and tools necessary for supervisors, managers and leadershp to successfully move the Department's peope and culture toward accomplishing its mission.  Among the many other functions it performs, SHRO responsibilities include providing advice and guidance on the following:

  • Employee Performance
  • Employee Discipline
  • Classification of Positions
  • Hiring
  • Telework
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement
  • Intern programs
  • Misconduct Investigations
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Labor disputes
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Details and Reassignments
  • Performance awards
  • Employee pay and benefits
  • Time and attendance
  • Hiring Veterans
  • Reductions in Force

DOI employees and managers may access the HR Human Capital Crossroads website for more information about OHR and its programs. 

Refer to this list of SHROs to identify the servicing human resources office for your particular bureau or office.


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