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Strategic Human Capital Plan (1)

Description: Conduct the necessary research and analysis to identify FDA-wide mission critical occupations and develop strategies to fill existing vacancies for all mission critical occupations that are experiencing difficulty in being filled. The public health outcome of this project is to recruit, hire, and retain individuals with a particular set of expertise to conduct mission critical work, thereby protecting the public health.

Accomplishment: This key project established the FDA Human Capital Plan and the FDA Workforce Plan. Both plans are Agency-wide and establish a road map for the FDA's management of its human capital. The Human Capital Plan encompasses eight objectives that focus on: Recruiting a well qualified workforce to accomplish FDA’s mission; Developing an FDA-wide approach to train and develop employees and enhance skill sets to fully support the FDA’s public health and safety mission; Retaining qualified employees to accomplish the FDA’s mission; Improving workforce skills, policies and practices that support the FDA’s domestic and international compliance and safety missions; Providing support to Centers and Offices by communicating and providing guidance to HC Analysts; Supporting Diversity Hiring Initiatives; Setting Human Capital Strategic Direction and; Developing key leaders to manage FDA’s critical public health safety programs. OM is working with the Centers to implement the goals and will help to update the plan for the next five years so that it continues to align with the Commissioner's Priorities.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Deploy FDA-wide leader, manager supervisor on-line questionnaire


Completed 3/24/2010

B. Conduct designated Center/Office leader, manager, supervisor one on one interviews


Completed 5/28/2010

C. Perform trend analysis on current and historical data


Completed 6/15/2010

D. Identify FDA-wide mission critical occupations


Completed 6/10/2010

E. Develop draft 2010 Workforce Plan



Completed 8/6/2010

F. Develop draft 2010 Strategic Human Capital Plan


Completed 7/13/2010

G. Develop Final 2010 Workforce Plan



Completed 11/5/2010

H. Develop Final 2010 Strategic Human Capital Plan



Completed 9/27/2010

I. Deliver Executive Summary Briefing



Completed 10/28/2010


  • (1) The dates in italics under the milestone due dates are revised milestone due dates which had to be updated due to real-time delays. The milestone status reflects the revised due dates.

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.