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Nathan Maenle

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Mr. Nathan H. Maenle was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Human Resources Management (HRM) on July 11, 2016. The DAS is the principal advisor to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration and other key officials within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on matters pertaining to VA's human resources management programs, practices, applicable laws, and regulations.

The DAS HRM has overall responsibility for leadership of the Office of Human Resources Management.  In carrying out the duties of the position, the DAS HRM actively collaborates with the executive level leadership to ensure that the work of the organization is strategically linked to the direction of the business of the Department and that VA is regarded in the Federal community both as a HR leader and an employer of choice. The DAS HRM leads the organization of 226 through three direct SES reports, the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) for Policy and Planning, the ADAS for Operations, and the ADAS for HR Automation, Systems, and Analytics.

Prior to joining VA, Mr. Maenle was the Principal Deputy Director for Portfolio Management at the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC).  He was responsible for reviewing and approving business system investments, participating in the Department’s investment review process for all information systems, and providing executive-level insight into technology trends and IT business trends. He also assisted the Director of DMDC with ensuring mission accomplishment.  Mr. Maenle represented the Director as required at SES level meetings, boards and other forums, and led special projects as required.

Mr. Maenle has also served at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) where he was the Vice Director, Resource Management Center/Workforce Management Executive with responsibility for the financial and human capital assets of the Agency.  He served as a financial advisor for a 10 billion dollar annual budget, developed policy, and provided oversight for critical Agency support operations including:  civilian and military personnel, logistics and property accountability, travel and transportation, manpower, professional development, global facilities and real property management, security and counterintelligence, and quality of work life.