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Tony Nguyen

Associate Director, Workforce, Relevancy & Inclusion Management

National Park Service (NPS)

Department of the Interior (DOI)


N. Tony Nguyen is the Associate Director, Workforce & Inclusion, for the National Park Service (NPS), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. In this capacity, he leads the service-wide workforce programs for the NPS’ 20,000+ federal employees: strategic human capital planning and analysis; human capital policy and accountability; learning and development; compensation and benefits processing; job classification; seasonal hiring; and youth programs. In addition, he leads the workforce management functions for the Washington Area Support Office (WASO): staffing; employee and labor relations; employee performance management; suitability and security clearances; and workers' compensation.


Throughout his sixteen 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 in the areas of volunteer recruitment and IT project management.  In 2006, he joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a quality assurance manager, senior advisor, and division director.  His career at DOE culminated with his appointment to the career Senior Executive Service (SES) from 2014 to 2017 as the Director, Office of Human Capital Strategy and Analysis.


Prior to his current position at NPS, Tony completed a one-year rotation to the Executive Office of the President (EOP) in the Performance and Personnel Management (PPM) Division of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He contributed to Government-wide policy:  the OMB guidance (M‐17‐22) on a Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce; the 2017 edition of OMB Circular A-11, Part 6; the President’s FY 2018 Budget Request; and the President’s Hiring Freeze memorandum.  He was a senior member of the interagency team that developed and promoted the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) new regulation and implementation guidance on Strategic Human Capital Management, 5 CFR 250 (B), which includes the new Human Capital Framework and the new Human Capital Operating Plan (HCOP).


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.  He resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with his wife and children.

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