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Office of Human Resources

Office of Human Resources


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 administered the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in May and June of 2015. The SEC’s employee response rate was 72 percent (1,921 responses), an increase of nine percentage points over 2014. The results demonstrate continued improvement for the SEC in several important FEVS indices, including Employee Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, and Global Satisfaction, and can be attributed to a sustained 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.

The agency-wide 2015 FEVS results are available here.

Results from previous years:

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Modified: Aug. 18, 2016