SPP Alum Named to Department of Justice Post

Posted: June 15, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Maura Kelly

Ray Pagliarini
Ray Pagliarini

The U.S. Department of Justice recently named School of Public Policy (SPP) alumnus Raymond Pagliarini director of the Office of Human Resources and deputy chief human capital officer.

“This is my dream opportunity,” says Pagliarini, who earned his master’s degree in May 2005 from the Program on Social and Organizational Learning (now called Organization Development and Knowledge Management).

As an advisor and consultant to the deputy assistant attorney general for human resources and administration, Pagliarini will provide leadership and coordination for the formulation and promulgation of departmental policies, procedures and regulations relating to human resources.

Among other responsibilities, he’ll also plan, direct and manage human resource programs dealing with employee development, labor relations management, performance management, benefits, services, employment, classification, payroll processing and executive and political personnel.

“Early in my career, I knew I wanted to manage a human resources organization for a federal departmental agency,” says Pagliarini.

During his 25 years in human resources, Pagliarini has worked toward this goal, holding different positions with the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Transportation.

“I believe that my time at SPP played a major role in preparing me for this new leadership opportunity,” he says. “After accepting the position, among the first people that I called were the three lead professors of the program – Ann Baker, Mark Addleson and Tojo Thatchenkery – to thank them for creating an environment that allowed me to broaden my view of the world and my role in it. And during the job interview, it was the SPP experience that allowed me to focus on the larger picture and answer the questions with vision, clarity and confidence.”

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