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Office of Management


The Office of Management (OM) provides exceptional customer service, guidance, and education on resource and administrative management activities to protect human and animal health. There are five organizations within OM in addition to the Immediate Office of the Associate Director of Management:

Immediate Office of the Associate Director of Management
Program & Resource Management Staff
Business Informatics Staff
Talent Development Staff
Human Capital Management Staff
Budget Planning & Evaluation Staff

Immediate Office of the Associate Director of Management:

The Immediate Office (IO) of the Associate Director of Management provides executive leadership and direction for management and administrative programs, policies, and issues at the Center and Agency levels. The IO partners with Centers and Offices throughout the Agency as well as our Field partners in the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) to protect and promote the health of humans and animals by ensuring the safety of the American food supply, the safety of animal food and devices, and the safety and effectiveness of animal drugs. 

The IO is responsible for managing CVM and OM crosscutting projects. Some examples include:

  • Leads strategic planning of Departmental, Agency, and Center goals and priorities
  • Manages CVM’s User Fee Program reauthorization process
  • Develops employee engagement and leadership initiatives
  • Coordinates and manages the Center Health and Safety System Program for all Center sites, including emergency evacuation plans and the Continuity of Operations Plan
  • Serves as:
    • Center focal point for facility services
    • Serves as the Center focal point and Agency liaison for Fleet Management and Physical Security Services
    • Serves as Center Liaison for EASE, ITAS, eOrder, and eArrive system
    • Center Liaison for Labor and Employee Relations

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Program & Resource Management Staff:

  • Provides budget execution and fiscal accounting services for the Center. This includes monitoring the Center's financial position throughout the year while providing status and recommendations to leadership. Providing ad hoc financial information to Leadership as required.
  • Provides administration of the Animal Drug Use Fee Act (ADUFA) and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA). This includes the management and tracking of program invoice billing, collections, financial position and performance metrics.
  • Provides coordination for acquisition activities, and ensures proper execution of contracts, grants, and inter agency agreements.
  • Implements the purchase card program for the Center. Conducts periodic audits, creates new accounts, and provides support to cardholders.
  • Provides support to end users on UFMS/iProcurement related issues and coordinates with Office of Financial Management (OFM) on the administration of user accounts and training.
  • Responsible for overseeing the Veterinary Budget & Acquisition Planning System.

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Business Informatics Staff:

  • Serves as the liaison between the Center and the Office of Information Management & Technology (OIMT).
  • Coordinates and manages the Center's IT Investment Review Board (ITIRB), and the Center's Change Control Board (CCB).
  • Coordinates and manages the User Fee Billing Process and interacts with the Office of Financial Management (OFM) in preparing and processing annual user fee bills.
  • Coordinates and manages the OIMT hardware and software purchases, including mobile devices and laptops.
  • Manages the Center’s IT Portfolio and provides Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) functions to HHS.
  • Serves as the Center’s electronic submissions liaison and outreach to external stakeholders.
  • Serves as Center liaison for accountable and non-accountable property activities including but not limited to policy, compliance, and surplus.
  • Coordinates and manages the Audio Visual and Video Teleconferencing Support and Maintenance Program.

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Talent Development Staff:

  • Manages the Talent Development Learning Center (TDLC) to deliver training, education, and professional development services to the CVM workforce.
  • Promotes CVM as a learning organization through a continuous, life-long learning process of inquiry and improvement that keeps pace with the speed of change.
  • Analyzes, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates competency-based training, education, and professional development programs, to support CVM’s workforce in the following areas:
    • science
    • regulation
    • safety
    • leadership
    • management
    • technology
    • operations 
  • Provides developmental planning consultations to individuals, customer organizations, and the CVM Education Committee.
  • Manages CVM's eLearning Program and administers the Center's Learning Management System (LMS), providing high quality, convenient, and cost-effective computer-based learning opportunities.
  • Creates connections between continuous learning, knowledge management, and the High Performance Organization (HPO) environment to meet the unique challenges of CVM's scientific and regulatory environment.
  • Builds collaborative partnerships with external organizations to develop programs of mutual benefit that increase understanding between these vital contacts and the Center. 
  • Leverages cutting-edge learning technologies and platforms to offer an enhanced and flexible learning environment to support different learning styles and align with the Center’s ever-changing work environment.

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Human Capital Management Staff:

  • Provides leadership and direction in the formulation and implementation of human capital policies and programs to promote an efficient and effective workforce across the employee lifecycle and maintain and engage a committed, talented, and diversified workforce at the Center for Veterinary Medicine.
  • Serves as a partner with the FDA Office of Talent Solutions for the Center for Veterinary Medicine’s human capital and human resource management programs.
  • Provides strategic advice, guidance, and consultation to the Center’s leadership on human capital and human resource matters in order to advance the Center’s accomplishment of its mission.

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Budget Planning & Evaluation Staff:

  • Leads the development and analysis of the Center’s performance budget through all phases of the Congressional budget process.
  • Fosters budget performance integration for collecting and analyzing performance information to improve evidence-based budget formulation, budget deliberations, and overall performance measurement throughout the Center.
  • Leads the Center’s senior executive performance plan process, including CVM’s contributions to the Commissioner’s executive performance plan and FDA’s organizational assessment.
  • Leads strategic planning of Departmental, Agency, and Center goals and priorities, including CVM’s Strategic Roadmap. 
  • Conducts evaluations for CVM such as organizational assessments, cost analyses, internal control assessments, and environmental scans to assess risk and support, inform, and improve long-term and short-term strategic planning.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the implementation of Activity Time Reporting in CVM.
  • Collects and statistically analyzes time reporting data and animal drug submission data to build data-driven and forward-looking processes to improve evidence-based Resource Capacity Planning.

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