Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Tap JDG Associates to Find Chief Human Capital Officer

October 8, 2019 – Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates has been tapped by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to find its next chief human capital officer.

Reporting to the chief operating officer, the chief human capital officer will lead a staff of 200 and work across the entire CMS organization of more than 6,200 federal employees to attract and retain exceptional public servants who will serve the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other broad CMS program areas as they evolve and modernize. The individual will be responsible for leading all HR-related activities to ensure that CMS’s employees are equipped to deliver its mission now and in the future, said JDG Associates.

The chief human capital officer will be responsible for delivering, planning, developing and managing CMS’s human resources programs including executive oversight in the following areas: executive resources, recruitment and staffing, labor and employee relations, employee engagement, performance management, awards/recognition programs, ethics, training and career development, pay and benefits, and property management/space planning, said the search firm.

The individual will also be expected to establish the vision and direction for core human capital programs, policies and services; serve as the principal human capital management and personnel management focal point in CMS for the effective use of human capital resources, and implementation of all applicable rules and regulations; provide strategic leadership for the development of data analytic capability to support continuous improvement and data-driven decision-making in all areas of CMS human capital; and plan, coordinate and direct innovative programs designed to attract, cultivate and retain a high performing and diverse workforce CMS-wide.

Key Abilities

Core qualifications include the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals, said JDG Associates. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

Candidates should also have the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission and goals. This includes the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. They must also have the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. An advanced degree is highly preferred for the role.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, based in Baltimore, provides health coverage to more than 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Health Insurance Marketplace. In partnership with the entire health care community, CMS seeks to strengthen and modernize the nation’s healthcare system, to provide access to high quality care and improved health at lower costs.

A Respected Recruiter

JDG Associates is also helping CMS to find a chief health informatics officer, who will be responsible for design, development and execution of the CMS strategic vision, policy and planning related to health information technology in ways that optimize and maximize patient safety and quality across health systems.

The chief health informatics officer is responsible for developing requirements and content for health IT focusing on improving innovation, promoting interoperability, and transforming healthcare delivery. The individual works with internal and external stakeholders to determine how CMS will apply health informatics methods and standards to IT and business solutions. He or she will also be charged with developing strategy for taking health IT and data sharing to the next level in order to enhance healthcare delivery, improve health outcomes, drive down costs, and empower patients.

JDG Associates has been providing executive recruitment services to Fortune 1000 corporations, associations and non-profits, federal, state and local governments, research and consulting firms and defense contractors since 1973.

Research Intensive

President Darren DeGioia has spent 16 years conducting senior-level search assignments for research and consulting organizations as well as the public sector. His areas of expertise include information technology, accounting and finance, the quantitative sciences, operations / general management, marketing and communications.

JDG Associates recently celebrated 45 years in business. The firm’s research-intensive process and personal approach have resulted in more than 4,000 senior-level searches across a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines in the Washington, D.C. region and nationally.

“While we have diversified our practice areas throughout the years, we have never lost sight of the fact that we are accountable for each search engagement,” said Mr. DeGioia. “We are performance-driven and never waver on our promise to build long-term, mutually rewarding partnerships. Although much has changed in the executive search industry, one thing remains constant: our mission to deliver the best candidates to our clients.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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