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NIH Office of Human Resources (OHR) Mission & Vision

NIH OHR Mission

To recruit and retain a highly skilled and diverse workforce for the NIH.

NIH OHR Vision

To be a catalyst for a thriving workforce that best meets the ever-changing needs of biomedical research.

The Office of Human Resources

  • Provides human resources strategic programs, client services, and workforce relations support for NIH.
  • Serves as the principal advisor to NIH leadership on matters related to human resources management, including strategic human capital planning; recruitment and placement; position classification and management; compensation and pay administration; executive resources; workforce planning; labor and employee relations; employee benefits, entitlements and advisory services, and employee services.
  • Interprets regulations, directives and other guidance related to human resources programs. Provides policy direction, services, coordination and operational control of human resources programs.
  • Implements and evaluates human resources programs and ensures that human resource services serve the needs of client organizations.
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