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J. Blair Duncan

Blair Duncan serves as the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources (DAS HR) for the Department of Health and Human Services.  As the CHCO/DAS HR, Mr. Duncan is responsible for HHS-wide policy and oversight of all aspects of human resources and human capital management including:  policy and accountability, program oversight, talent acquisition, workforce development and optimization, employee relations, performance management, compensation, strategic workforce and succession planning, executive resources, diversity management, workforce planning and data analytics, and HR information technology, among other areas of oversight.

Mr. Duncan is a retired Army Veteran who holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy University and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Shippensburg University.  He joined HHS with over 25 years of experience in human resources and human capital management while serving in operational and strategic positions in the U.S. military, private sector, and U.S. government. Following his military career, he worked for almost a decade in DC-area consulting firms providing all categories of human capital solutions to agencies across the Federal government including workforce and succession planning, organizational analysis and design, and the development of organizational human capital strategies.  Prior to joining HHS, Blair conducted strategic workforce planning within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce.