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Acting Chief Human Capital Officer: Sydney Rose

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Ms. Rose was named Acting Director for the Department of Labor’s Human Resources Center on February, 2012. The Human Resources Center (HRC) is located in the Department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM).  It provides leadership, guidance, and technical expertise in all areas related to management of Department of Labor human resources, including recruitment and development of staff, management of personnel systems, and leadership in labor management partnership. HRC also provides services to employees that improves and supports work and family life, and direct human resource support and services for OASAM and OASAM client Agencies.

Prior to her appointment she served as the Department’s Director of Departmental Labor Relations and Negotiations, HRC.  In this role she directed all labor-management relations activities for the Department, including the administration of collective bargaining agreements with the three unions, and served as Chief Negotiator for collective bargaining negotiations. 

Previously, Ms. Rose was the Director of Human Resources and Organization Management at the Bureau of Labor Statistics for seven years. She was responsible for management of all Bureau personnel operations.  She also served for four years as the Director of Human Resources and three years as the Chief of Employee Relations for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at the United States Department of Commerce.  She began her career with the government at the Office of Personnel Management’s Office of Federal Investigative Services

Ms. Rose graduated from the University of Mary Washington, Magna Cum Laud.

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