NOAA's employees are its most important asset. Their competence, creativity, commitment, diversity, and innovation are vital to the accomplishment of the NOAA mission and the Nation's interests. The NOAA Workforce Management Office (WFMO) provides policies, programs, and processes that facilitate the recruitment, hiring, development, and retention of a diverse, highly skilled, motivated, and effective workforce capable of accomplishing the Agency's mission.
The WFMO provides NOAA-wide leadership to workforce management functions including strategic human capital planning, labor-management, about labor relations, employee relations, performance management, and incentive awards, executive resources, distance learning, leadership development, training and career development, and human resources data management and automation initiatives. Policy functions include family-friendly workplace practices such as telework, staffing, classification and pay policy guidance, as well as Commerce Alternative Personnel System policy guidance. The WFMO also serves as the operating human resources office for NOAA, providing the full range of recruitment, staffing, classification, and management advisory services, retirement and benefits counseling, personnel and payroll processing, and partnership with management to carry out NOAA's mission.
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