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Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) is responsible for the Department’s human capital program, which includes human resources policy, systems, and programs for strategic workforce planning; recruitment and hiring; pay and leave; performance management; employee development; executive resources; labor relations; work-life; and safety and health. OCHCO's work is critical to supporting and enabling the Secretary’s workforce strategy to build an effective, mission-focused, diverse, and inspiring cadre of leaders; recruit a highly qualified and diverse workforce; retain an engaged workforce; and solidify a unified DHS culture of mission performance, adaptability, accountability, and results.

OCHCO’s strategic goals are to:

  • Strengthen Employee and Family Readiness:
  • Foster professional development through the HR Academy; and
  • Enhance enterprise Human Resources Information Technology solutions.

The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer is comprised of:

  • Cybersecurity and Intelligence Talent Experience
  • Human Capital Business Solutions
  • Human Capital Policy and Programs
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Learning, Education, and Development Strategy
  • Strategic Talent Recruitment, Inclusive Diversity, and Engagement
  • Strategic Workforce Planning and Analysis
  • Workforce Health and Safety

For more information about finding a career in the Department, visit Homeland Security Careers.

For information about resources and services for DHS employees and their families, visit DHS Employee Resources.

Last Updated: 12/01/2022
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