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OM Vision

To enable the pursuit of scientific achievement by attracting, retaining, and developing a world class work force; promoting our capacity for greatness through robust administrative management programs and services that are founded on principles of efficiency, effectiveness, quality and high ethical standards; and fostering a management culture that bases evaluations, decisions, and overall direction on sound and reliable information.

Strategic Priorities

1. Human Capital Planning and Management
Recruit, hire, develop, and deploy a talented and diverse workforce that has the competencies to successfully achieve the NIH mission and goals

2. Data-Driven Decision Making
Increase the use of objective, valid, current and past business information as the foundation for issue/program analysis, problem solving and decision making to support improved business operations and the achievement of NIH mission excellence

3. Risk Management
Develop and implement a systematic and continuous risk management program that is designed to proactively identify, mitigate, reduce and/or eliminate risks and enable the achievement of the NIH mission

4. Communications
Enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and timeliness of internal NIH administrative communications to improve two-way information exchange between and within the OM and Institutes and Centers (ICs)


This page was last updated onDecember 18, 2008.

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