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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provides direct support and assistance to accomplish NSF's strategic goal of performing as a model agency that provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants in all personnel/employment programs and management practices and decisions.

Its mission is to ensure the agency is in compliance with the laws and regulations that govern Federal-sector EEO and civil rights and to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment that ensures equal opportunity through policy development, workforce analyses, outreach, and education to best serve NSF's employees and its stakeholders.

ODI supports its mission through (1) advancing NSF's efforts to be a model agency for EEO, including fostering NSF's workforce diversity, eliminating barriers and deficiencies, and proactively addressing EEO concerns; (2) engaging NSF in proactive equal opportunity and diversity-inclusive initiatives and programs to enhance workplace productivity and efficiency; and (3) promoting accountability, education, and communication on EEO, diversity, and inclusion matters with NSF employees, leaders, and stakeholders to facilitate outstanding service.


As the Office's primary administrative advisor, participates fully with the Office Director in the administrative management of the Office. The incumbent is assigned specific responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of administrative functions, including preparation and management of the Office's financial resources, human resource management, oversight of any grant and contract administrative functions, and continuous improvements in the Office's management of program operations.

Specifically, responsibilities include:

  • Administering the office's budget operations including preliminary analysis of formulation, justification, and execution;
  • Developing budget formulations and projections, performing cost benefit or economic evaluations of current and projected requirements for Office’s budget operations;
  • Identifying resources required to provide administrative support, including funding, staff, and equipment to the division;
  • Advising on the potential benefits/uses of new technology to improve the efficiency of administrative support and/or program operations;
  • Conducting studies and analyses of employee/organizational efficiency and productivity and recommending changes or improvements in organization, staffing, work methods and procedures;
  • Developing evaluation plans, procedures, and methodology for administrative operations;
  • Evaluating and advising on the organization, methods, and procedures for providing administrative support systems such as records, equipment inventories, communications and documentation;
  • Performing management surveys to determine compliance with agency regulations, procedures, and sound administrative practices;
  • Developing procedures and systems for establishing, operating, and assessing the effectiveness of administrative control systems such as those designed to prevent waste, loss, unauthorized use, or misappropriation of assets; reviewing administrative audit and investigative reports to determine appropriate changes or corrective action;
  • Analyzing management and program management information requirements to develop program and/or administrative reporting systems, including the identification of data requirements and sources, and giving consideration to the analytical techniques to be used in evaluation;
  • Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program, operations in meeting established goals and objectives;
  • Administering the office's contracts;
  • In conjunction with the Office Director, develops new or modified administrative policies, goals and objectives;
  • Serving as the Office's chief administrative liaison with other organizations within the agency, with other Federal agencies, and with the scientific community.