The Office of Human Resources has primary staff responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing policies, programs, standards, and systems for effective acquisition, utilization, development, and management of human resources to accomplish the overall mission of the Department; for evaluating effectiveness of the Department's personnel management program; and for the analysis of position structures. The Office has Departmental responsibility for the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Personnel Management, Merit Systems Protection Board, and Federal Labor Relations Authority directives and is the liaison with these organizations and other agencies concerning human resources management. The Office interprets laws, executive orders, rules and regulations, and provides technical and professional assistance, advice and guidance to the Secretariat and the bureaus.

The Director of Human Resources responds to the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management, and Budget and reports to the Assistant Secretary through the Deputy Assistant Secretary - Human Capital and Diversity and is aided by four Directors.

The office develops and implements policies, procedures, programs and services to facilitate the successful implementation of the described initiatives on behalf of the Office of the Secretary. Policies, programs, procedures and services are developed and implemented by four divisions.

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