The Honorable Gina S. Farrisee assumed the duties of the Assistant Secretary, Office of Human Resources and Administration (HR&A) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on September 10, 2013. Prior to that, she served as VA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management. Ms. Farrisee directs and oversees an HR&A team of over 750 employees who support more than 300,000 VA employees and 4,000 human resources professionals across the country. To meet the needs of the VA workforce, the HR&A team provides professional assistance in the areas of Administration, Human Resources Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Resolution Management, Labor-Management Relations, Human Capital Investment Plan Strategic Management, Veterans Employment Service, and Corporate Senior Executive Management. In addition, HR&A provides training through the VA Learning University.
Ms. Farrisee has a distinguished career as a leader in human resources management. Previously, Ms. Farrisee served as the Commanding General of the United States Army Human Resources Command (HRC), Fort Knox, Kentucky. In this capacity, she provided leadership, operational and managerial oversight of more than 4,000 HRC employees (military, civilian, contractors) with a $3 billion annual budget, which provided worldwide Human Resource services to a customer base of over 1 million people composed of Active and Reserve Soldiers, Veterans and family members including but not limited to human capital management, professional development, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, promotion boards, freedom of information requests, Department of Army awards and personnel systems. She led the Command in managing a complex, high-volume customer service and geographically dispersed service delivery network.
Ms. Farrisee has been awarded numerous military decorations to include: The Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, The Defense Superior Service Medal and The Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters.
Ms. Farrisee is married to Colonel (retired) David G. Farrisee.