Division of Human Resources
Edner Escarne, Director
The Division of Human Resources develops and implements policies, standards and systems for the effective use of human resources to accomplish the overall mission of OSMRE. Specifically, the human resources program provides managers and employees advice and technical assistance on the full range of human resources programs in accordance with OSMRE, DOI, OPM and other federal policies and guidelines. The division provides processing and record keeping on recruitment, staffing and hiring; conducts position classification and organizational analysis; administers pay and compensation programs for general schedule and senior executive service positions; advises and processes employee and retirement benefits; oversees performance management, awards and recognition programs; manages ethics and financial disclosure holdings programs; implements the personnel security (HSPD-12) process for both federal and contractor staff; provides mandatory employee development and training assistance; and provides guidance on employee relations and workplace issues including disciplinary actions. The staff has increased the use of automated systems such as SMART and its updated version of XI QuickHire, the Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS), Employee Express, DOI Learning Management System (LMS), Personnel Investigative Processing System (PIPS), and the e-QUIP web site linking employees to security forms needed for background investigations. These improvements provide direct on-line personnel history files, human resources information and services directly to the manager, employee and applicant. The Division of Human Resources continually expands its technical systems, updates its internal website, and streamlines its personnel processes in order to effectively provide the most current information to OSMRE staff.
Special ongoing initiatives this office is working on under the Departmental Human Resource Plan are highlighted below:
- Strategic Management of Human Capital
- Work Force Planning
- Automated On-line Recruitment