Employee development continues to be a priority for the USGS. As such, the Office of Organizational and Employee Development (OED) announces a revised service aimed at providing strategic employee development consulting. The functions of the former Regional Employee Development Liaisons have been redesigned to provide Strategic Employee Development Consultant (SEDC) services. Pam Marsters will serve in this capacity and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or (703) 648-6703.
Pam is now the central point-of-contact for the following services:
Organizational Development (OD): Consult with USGS managers to help them identify and define their needs for a variety of services including team building, meeting facilitation, strategic planning, etc. The SEDC will coordinate with internal and external OD consultants.
Course Consulting and Sourcing Group Employee Development Events: Provide consulting on courses that include customized design and development to support USGS science goals. The SEDC will offer guidance on acquiring the most appropriate vendor or internally provided training and will advise customers on course coordination responsibilities and the learning management system (currently DOI LEARN).
Active Partnering: Collaborate with USGS and other bureaus within DOI to facilitate shared training and development events.
Procurement Guidance and Support: Serve as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) for bureau-wide contracts.
Training and Development Advocacy: Provide presentations, expert advice and guidance regarding employee development activities.
Training Policy Expertise: Respond to queries from USGS offices on employee development guidelines, policies and regulations. Create and update USGS employee development policy guidance.
Career Development Counseling: Assist managers and supervisors with individual development plans including Upward Mobility, Career Development and Federal Career Intern Programs.
Communication of Training and Development Opportunities: Ensure appropriate communication about training and employee development opportunities using Listservs, Electronic Bulletin Board (BBS), “Need to Know,” Web sites, etc.