Click here to skip navigation
This website uses features which update page content based on user actions. If you are using assistive technology to view web content, please ensure your settings allow for the page content to update after initial load (this is sometimes called "forms mode"). Additionally, if you are using assistive technology and would like to be notified of items via alert boxes, please follow this link to enable alert boxes for your session profile.

Agency Spotlight: Environmental Protection Agency

Image of Chief Human Capital Officer, EPA
Craig Hooks,
Chief Human Capital Officer
Image of
Susan Kantrowitz,

The Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM) provides national leadership, policy, and management of many essential support functions for the Agency, including human resources management, acquisition activities (contracts), grants management, and management and protection of EPA’s facilities and other critical assets nationwide.

Functions

  • Human Capital Management – Serves as the Agency’s National Program Manager in carrying out all aspects of EPA’s human resources program. The Office of Human Resources (OHR) supports the Agency’s Chief Human Capital Officer and provides Agency-wide leadership in implementing EPA’s Strategic Human Capital Plan, ensuring that human capital priorities are met. OHR also provides leadership and direction to the Agency in implementing Presidential priorities and new human resources legislation and regulatory mandates.
  • Executive Resources Management – Manages human resources functions for Presidential and political appointees, members of the Agency's Senior Executive Service and for non-executive positions above the GS-15 level (senior level and scientific or professional (SL/ST) employees). The Executive Resources Division provides research, advice and consultation to senior management on a variety of SES policy and program activities related to Agency-wide responsibilities
  • Facilities, Safety, and Security Management – Enables, manages, and maintains sustainable, safe and secure workplaces and manages many diverse administrative activities in support of the Agency’s mission.
  • Grants Management – Provides cradle-to-grave administrative management of all Headquarters-administered grants, loans, cooperative agreements, fellowships, interagency agreements and for the management of the Agency’s Suspension and Debarment program. 
     
  • Acquisition Management – Manages the planning, awarding and administering of contracts and procurement policy for the Agency.
  • Federal Environmental Management – OARM houses the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, which was created by Executive Order to coordinate and assist environmental efforts of the Federal community in sustainable environmental stewardship. The Federal Environmental Executive is appointed by the President and reports through the White House Council on Environmental Quality to the President – Manages human resources functions for Presidential and political appointees, members of the Agency's Senior Executive Service and for non-executive positions above the GS-15 level (senior level and scientific or professional (SL/ST) employees). The Executive Resources Division provides research, advice and consultation to senior management on a variety of SES policy and program activities related to Agency-wide responsibilities– Enables, manages, and maintains sustainable, safe and secure workplaces and manages many diverse administrative activities in support of the Agency’s mission. – Provides cradle-to-grave administrative management of all Headquarters-administered grants, loans, cooperative agreements, fellowships, interagency agreements and for the management of the Agency’s Suspension and Debarment program. – Manages the planning, awarding and administering of contracts and procurement policy for the Agency.
Accessibility | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | OPM.gov | USA.gov | Other Councils | PDF Help PDF
Official website of the U.S. Government operated by the Office of Personnel Management