About the Office

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) provides leadership for the strategic management of the SEC's human capital by administering programs, establishing policies, and ensuring compliance with federal regulations. It also serves as the agency's liaison to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other federal government agencies, professional human resources organizations, educational institutions, and the private sector in matters relating to human capital management activities.

OHR develops, implements, and evaluates the SEC's programs and policies for the following areas:

  • Recruitment, staffing, retention, and separations
  • Position management and classification
  • Compensation and benefits counseling and processing
  • Leadership and employee development
  • Performance management and awards
  • Labor relations
  • Disability program
  • Work/life programs
  • Telework
  • Employee records processing and maintenance


Contact Us

  • OHR Main Line: 202-551-7500
  • SEC Employment Verification: 202-551-7443 (Tonya Bethune)

Related Materials

SEC Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administered the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in May and June of 2016. The positive survey results reflect the culmination of a successful, multi-year effort by our employees and leadership teams to work together to create an environment that fosters employee engagement and supports the SEC’s commitment to excellence in our work on behalf of America’s investors and our markets. We are very pleased by the SEC’s strong employee engagement scores, as measured by the most important FEVS indices: We ranked 3rd among all large federal agencies in Global Satisfaction and 6th in Employee Engagement. In addition, the SEC experienced the largest increases among all large federal agencies in both indices versus 2015, with a 9% increase Global Satisfaction and a 6% increase in Employee Engagement.

Thank you to the over 3,200 SEC employees (76 percent of the workforce) who shared their views with colleagues and agency leaders by completing the survey.

The complete results of the 2016 FEVS can be found here.

Results from previous years: