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Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer: Donna Siegal

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Donna L. Siegel was named Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources of the Social Security Administration effective August 3, 2009.  As the alter ego to the Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), she shares responsibility for executive leadership of the agency's human resources programs in support of approximately 60,000 employees.  This responsibility includes management of the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity, Office of Labor Management and Employee Relations, Office of Learning, Office of Personnel, Executive Services Support Staff, and Human Capital Planning Staff.

Mrs. Siegel is also the Deputy CHCO for SSA.  As Deputy CHCO, she serves concurrently with the CHCO to oversee human resources policies, strategies and workforce issues for SSA’s employees.

Donna started her career with the Social Security Administration as a Writer-Editor in April 1976.  Throughout her career, she has held many management positions, including Deputy Director of Health Care Financing Administration’s Office of Administrative Services from August 1987 through August 1992, Executive Officer of SSA’s Office of Finance, Administration, and Management from August 1992 through August 2002, and the SES Candidate Development Program from October 2002 through May 2003. 

Prior to becoming Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources, Donna served as the Office of Facilities Management’s Associate Commissioner for six years.  While leading the agency’s Office of Facilities Management, she inaugurated rigorous management controls. Among her achievements while in that position were serving on the team that built the Durham Support Center, improving the agency’s medical parking program, resolving significant real property issues, improving SSA’s Continuity of Operations Plan program and implementing HSPD-12.

Donna has been the recipient of many agency awards, including the Commissioner’s Citation in 2001 and 2009, the Deputy Commissioner of Finance, Assessment, and Management Citation in 1997, the Dallas Regional Commissioner Citation in 2009, a General Counsel Team Citation in 2009, the Deputy Commissioner for Systems Citation in 2009, and the Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources Citation in 2006 and 2009. 

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Donna obtained her B.A. in English from the University of Maryland.

Donna is married to Dr. Brian Siegel and they are the proud parents of three grown children, Jesse, Jordan, and Max.

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