Susan A. Kantrowitz was appointed Director of the Office of Human Resources at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on February 15, 2012. Susan is responsible for the strategic leadership and direction for OHR which is the agency National Program Manager for human resources. Overall, her key responsibility is to manage the human resources functions agencywide. Specifically, she is responsible for all policy, strategic planning, operational, and oversight activities associated with the EPA’s human resources programs, including workforce planning and development, employee benefits and services, recruitment, labor and employee relations, organizational analysis, executive resources management and automated human resource management systems. She is responsible for supporting and facilitating the agency’s mission and promoting the effective use of its human capital.
Susan began her federal government career at the Central Intelligence Agency as a political analyst. She worked at the U. S. Department of the Treasury as a contract specialist before embarking on her career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1991. Susan started her EPA career as a procurement analyst and also served as the special assistant to the Director in the Office of Administration and Resources Management’s Office of Acquisition Management. She continued to broaden her EPA experience when she joined OARM’s Office of Policy and Resources Management and managed its information and human resources management team. In September 2008, Susan entered the Senior Executive Service as the OHR Deputy Office Director. Since 2008, Susan also served as the Acting OHR Director until her permanent appointment as the OHR Director.
Susan holds a BA in Speech Communication from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, an MA in Arts/International Law and Politics from the American University, and a JD from the Washington College of Law at the American University.