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Tony Nguyen

Director, Office of Human Capital Strategy and Analysis

U.S. Department of Energy


Tony Nguyen is the Director, Office of Human Capital Strategy and Analysis, a corporate business line for the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). During his fifteen years of federal civil service, Tony has led major programs, at the agency and government-wide levels, to implement and improve strategic planning and performance management; workforce analysis, planning, and metrics; recruitment and hiring; diversity and inclusion; employee engagement; and HR service delivery.


In 2002, Tony began his federal service as an analyst for the U.S. Peace Corps, where he provided expertise and collaboration essential to redesigning the agency’s processes and systems for volunteer recruitment, IT project management, and internal management controls.  In 2006, he joined the Department of Energy (DOE) as a quality assurance manager, where he designed and managed the cost monitoring and oversight functions for a new enterprise-wide Training Most Efficient Organization that saved the DOE $28M over a three-year period.  Since 2010, Tony’s leadership in human capital management has earned DOE recognition for transformative outcomes and best practices from multiple oversight agencies, in areas such as: hiring reform (time-to-hire); employee engagement (Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey); performance management (Goals-Engagement-Accountability-Results, or GEAR); and data-driven management reviews (HRStat 1.0).  In addition, he designed and implemented the strategic planning and goal-setting processes that have set DOE's strategic goals and priorities for human capital management from 2011 thru 2020.


In 2014, Tony was appointed to the career Senior Executive Service (SES) as the Director for DOE’s new Office of Human Capital Strategy and Analysis.  As an Office Director, he leads three corporate divisions for the Department:  Workforce Analytics and Planning; Recruitment and Outreach; and Workforce Engagement and Effectiveness.  In this capacity, he develops organizational partnerships and implements strategies to develop DOE’s leadership, strengthen its federal workforce, and improve HR’s service delivery.  He is currently completing a one-year rotation to the Executive Office of the President, as a detailee to the Performance and Personnel Management Division of the Office of Management and Budget.  In July 2017, Tony will be joining the U.S. Department of the Interior as the Associate Director, Workforce and Inclusion, for the National Park Service.


He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College with degrees in biology, philosophy, and Spanish. He attained the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential in 2005.  Tony is a member of leading executive and HR professional organizations.  He and his wife, Annie, reside with their four children in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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