The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (HC) provides policies, proposals, and programs related to all aspects of human capital management (HCM) for the Department of Energy (DOE) and proactively seeks additional solutions and approaches to serve the needs of the Department.

HC leads the Department’s human capital management policies, programs, and solutions and provides direction and administrative oversight of all human capital management functions and responsibilities. The Immediate Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer is responsible for the operational and support functions of the human resources (HR) line of business, to include administration, financial management and HR information technology (HRIT) to support human capital management across the Department.


  • HC advances and supports DOE’s mission accomplishment through management and oversight of recruitment and outreach, hiring and staffing, employee engagement, succession planning and consultation services, learning and workforce development, and retention, employee and labor relations, providing the full range of operational human resources and management advisory services to DOE managers and staff.
  • HC serves as the Departmental liaison and provides leadership and direction with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) and other Federal/non-Federal organizations relative to human capital programs and policies.
  • HC provides corporate oversight of the Human Capital Shared Service Center (HC-SSC), Bonneville Power Administration Service Center (BPA-SC) and the Power Marketing Administration Shared Service Center (PMA-SSC) and subordinate offices ensuring consultative advice and solutions are offered to management officials and employees in all operational aspects of human capital management.