To protect the health and welfare of all Americans and to provide essential human services, especially to those with the greatest need. The Department of Health and Human Services sponsors medical and social science research, approves the use of new drugs and medical devices, manages infectious disease prevention and response programs, administers Medicare, Medicaid and other programs that provide financial assistance and services to low-income families.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Major sub-units: Maryland and Georgia. HHS regional offices: 10 cities nationwide including: Seattle, Dallas, California, New York and Chicago. Highest concentration of HHS employees: Maryland, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, District of Columbia, Oklahoma and California.
The Department of Health and Human Services ranked 11th out of 30 agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 64.8.
HHS has instituted extensive efforts to partner with universities, participate in job fairs, and market career opportunities targeted to attracting scientific and health professionals. To enhance its pipeline, HHS utilizes several employment programs to attract top quality candidates and future leaders. The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) recruits high potential employees and provides fast track development highlighting leadership and business skills. The program hires interns with a variety of backgrounds for effective analysis and execution of HHS programs. Occupational fields recruited for include administration, information technology, public health, biological sciences and social sciences. The Health Resources and Services Administration Scholars Program provides another opportunity for high potential candidates to participate in a 12-month training and development program which may lead to permanent positions upon successful completion.
To help in its recruitment efforts, HHS granted 349 recruitment bonuses totaling a little more than $3.7 million and 144 student loan repayments totaling more than $1.1 million in FY 2007.
Key HHS occupations are in the health, scientific and investigative fields throughout the country. There is increasing demand for physicians, biologists, toxicologists and investigators due to the expanded focus on preventing bio-terrorism and in support of new legislation.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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