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Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer: Cyndi Mays

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Department of Energy

Ms. Cyndi Mays is a senior level Federal manager with over twenty years of experience managing organizations, projects and people in both large and small civilian and military agencies. She has proven success in Human Capital Strategy and Operations, Human Resources Transformation, Program Management, and Executive and Stakeholder Communications. Her portfolio includes a wide range of expertise in Executive Recruitment, Staffing, Classification, Performance Management, Benefits, and Employee and Labor relations, Training and Development and Workforce Planning.  

Ms. Mays was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service in November 2013 and currently serves as the Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Energy.  In this role, she has primary responsibility for providing advice and support in concert with the Chief Human Capital Officer to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and the Under Secretaries on human capital management initiatives, in addition to developing and designing the most effective corporate human capital initiatives with emphasis on crosscutting efforts on reinvention, reengineering, workforce restricting/management initiatives, and productivity improvement efforts.  Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Mays served as the Director for Human Resources and Administration for the Office of Science within the Department of Energy.  In addition to her Federal service, Ms. Mays also has experience as a human resources consultant in the private sector. 

Ms. Mays possesses a Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Arts in International Studies from Old Dominion University and is a recent graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s “Leadership for a Democratic Society.”  Ms. Mays resides in Gaithersburg, MD with her son and daughter.

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