Human Capital Crossroads

The Office of Human Capital (OHC) is the premier human capital partner leading the Department of the Interior's human resource strategic planning efforts by providing policies, solutions, oversight and guidance to further the Department's overall mission and hire the best talent. The Office coordinates with the bureaus’ servicing HR offices to ensure hiring practices are free from discrimination and provide managers with the tools to recruit, retain, and reward a high-performing and diverse workforce consistent with statutes, regulations, executive orders, and departmental policies. The Director of Human Capital reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital; who reports to the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management, and Budget. The Director of Human Capital is aided by five Division Directors, a Senior Adviser, and Staff. 

Employees should reference the All DOI Employees COVID-19 Information Portal (internal site) for all other guidance documents related to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

What's New:

  • New resources added to the DOI Hiring 101: Decision Matrix for Temporary Promotions/Details and Calculating Temporary Promotions Quick Reference Guide
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.