What We Do
We recognize that the success of our mission relies on the passion and commitment of the talented people who work for NOAA Fisheries. The Human Capital Management Office aims to improve all aspects of employee engagement across the agency. We provide headquarters-level planning, development, implementation, direction, and oversight of NOAA Fisheries' human capital management guidance, programs, initiatives, and systems. Our primary functions and programs include: awards, training, performance management, executive resources, strategic workforce planning, telework, workforce reporting and analytics, and organizational changes.
Joshua Jackson is the director of the NOAA Fisheries Human Capital Management Office. Josh joined NOAA Fisheries as deputy director of the Human Capital Management Office in 2020. He quickly became known for his leadership in standing up many groundbreaking programs, including our Total Worker Wellness Program, Onboarding and Orientation Program, and Mentoring Program. He also led the office’s sponsorship of MindfulNOAA and the NewHire Employee Resource Group.
Mary Najmi is the acting deputy director of the NOAA Fisheries Human Capital Management Office. She oversees strategic workforce planning, executive resources, student programs, and workforce reporting and analytics. Mary joined the office in 2019, where she initially served as a Workforce Planning Program Manager responsible for the annual staffing, workforce analytics and reporting, and performance data analytics.