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Linda Gray

Linda R. Gray serves as the Director of the Office of Human Resources and Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Ms. Gray is responsible for the strategic leadership of all policy, planning, and oversight activities associated with EPA’s human resources programs and policies, to include: recruitment and staffing; training and development; diversity and inclusion; labor and employee relations; workforce planning; retirement and benefits, policy and accountability; and worklife programs.

Previously, Ms. Gray served as the Executive Director, Human Resources Operations, Programs and Policy (HROPP), Office of Human Resources Management (HRM) with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  She led strategic, programmatic, and operational support for over 61,000 employees nationwide and oversees in the areas of hiring, position classification, pay and policy.  Under her leadership, she transformed and streamlined CBP’s frontline hiring process.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Gray served as Director of the Benefits, Medical and Worklife Division, in HRM, at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, from 2005 to 2013. In this capacity, she oversaw diverse programs related to retirement, benefits, wellness, medical standards, workers’ compensation, emergency and critical incident response, and worklife programs.

Ms. Gray previously served as Director of the Benefits and Worklife Division at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this role, she was responsible for leading employees located throughout the country and overseeing the FAA’s retirement, benefits, and worklife programs. This included overseeing 20 childcare facilities, the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program, the Employee Assistance Program, and the Unemployment Compensation Program, to support over 47,000 FAA employees nationwide.

Ms. Gray has an extensive career in Human Resources, including service in positions at the Transportation Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Defense, and the Small Business Administration.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in Justice, from The American University.  Ms. Gray is also a graduate of the Senior Managers in Government course at The Harvard Kennedy School.