Administrative Management Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 25, 2016
USAID is alright to work for overall. It is heavy in bureaucracy and as a support worker, I notice the lack of interest in support by management. The people who work for USAID are generally very interested in the mission of USAID which has made it very difficult for someone who comes from an entirely different background.
Organization with a great mission and people who sincerely care about helping others
Director, Employee and Labor Relations (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – April 8, 2015
A typical work day involves collaborating with the Office of General Counsel and serving as technical advisor for GC on matters relating to disciplinary and adverse actions. I oversee and lead USAID’s employee and labor relations program, serving as the liaison with the most Senior Management Officials and labor partners for employee engagement purposes. Daily I provide advisory services on labor and employee relations issues relative to conduct, performance management and conditions of employment and adjudicate grievances filed by labor organizations. I lead and serve as the project manager for workplace bullying program and serve as mediator for disputes that do not conflict with the Division's roles and responsibilities . Collaborate with partners on overarching Agency concerns and represent the office in agency and stakeholder meetings.
I've learned that I can make a difference. I am inspired by management and the team to tackle difficult assignments. The hardest part about the job is ensuring equitable and fair treatment for all categories of employees. The most enjoyable part of the job is I get to have a voice, help people and travel.
Primary Program Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – March 23, 2015
I've been working at this Agency since 1987. In the beginning, this was a fascinating place to work at. Opportunities and Compensation for a job well done was recognized. Like everything these days, change has entered and it's more political and based on the private sector rather than by OPM guidelines.
Great place to meet people from different countries.
Unless you're Foreign Service or a Vet, it's not very beneficial for Civilians any more.
Program Analyst (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 10, 2012
A typical day at work was meeting the budget requirements that were legislatively mandated by the U.S. Congress. Over the course of 29 years, I learned a variety of skills that allowed me to avance to the top of the "glass ceiling" for african american women.
Management was the hardest part of the job, with adapting to various management styles and most important, the competitive life-styles of the many individuals trying to reach the top. I worked with a group of wonderful people,and supervised 9 very strong diverse program analyst, who became my family away from family. I got the utmost respect from my staff, which in turn my my job very easy.
I can't pinpoint any part of the job that was hard, only trying to meet the many changing deadlines that were required to meet the goals of the agency. I enjoyed working with the people and the different regions the agency supported.