July 2, 2013
Office of Human Capital Management
TO: Officials-in-Charge of Headquarters Offices
FROM: Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management
SUBJECT: Annual Request for Nominations for NASA's Development Programs
People are NASA’s ultimate flagship; without them, no mission can be achieved. Developing employees’ technical and leadership skills to achieve the boldest misson in the Federal government is a key component of NASA’s workplace culture of innovation.
NASA Foundations of Influence, Relationships, Success, and Teamwork (FIRST) and the Mid-Level Leader Program (MLLP) are Agency leadership development programs which focus on enhancing personal effectiveness, business acumen, communication, and decision making skills. The Office of Human Capital Management is pleased to solicit nominations for the upcoming 2014 programs.
As always, candidate selection is based on the nominee’s demonstrated potential for assuming greater leadership responsibilities. To further enrich the collaborative experience of the programs, Centers are encouraged to ensure that nominees reflect the diversity of individuals within their workforce. In preparation for annual reporting requirements, Centers are asked to complete the attached data template and to articulate their efforts to ensure a diverse and inclusive pool of both applicants and program nominees.
Nominations for both programs are due Friday, October 4. Please refer to the enclosed descriptions for detailed information on each program, selection criteria, and points of contact. Application materials are available through the NASA Electronic Forms System (http://server-mpo.arc.nasa.gov/Services/NEFS/).
Center Training Offices should send PDF files of the final application packages via EMAIL to Katie Jennings (NASA FIRST) and Nancy Stewart (MLLP). Final packages will consist of the completed application forms and demographic data spreadsheet. Any incomplete packages will not be accepted.
Thank you in advance for your support of these programs.
Assistance Administrator, Office of Human Capital Management
Officials-in-Charge of Headquarters Offices (July 2, 2013)
Deputy Administrator/Ms. Garver
Associate Administrator/Mr. Lightfoot
Chief of Staff/Mr. Radzanowski
Director for Office of Evaluation/Ms. Petro (Acting)
Director for Council Staff/Vacant
Associate Deputy Administrator/Mr. Keegan
Associate Deputy Administrator for Strategy and Policy/Dr. Keiser
Assistant Associate Administrator/Mr. Maples (Acting)
Deputy Chief of Staff/Mr. French
White House Liaison/Mr. Herczeg
Chief Financial Officer/Dr. Robinson
Chief Information Officer/Mr. Sweet
Chief Engineer/Dr. Ryschkewitsch
Chief Health and Medical Officer/Dr. Williams
Chief Safety and Mission Assurance/Mr. Wilcutt
Chief Technologist/Dr. Peck
General Counsel/Mr. Wholley
Inspector General/Mr. Martin
Associate Administrator for Communications/Mr. Weaver
Associate Administrator for Diversity and Equal Opportunity/Ms. Manuel
Associate Administrator for Education/Mr. Melvin
Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations/Mr. O’Brien
Associate Administrator for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs/Mr. Statler
Associate Administrator for Small Business Programs/Mr. Delgado
Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate/Dr. Shin
Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate/Mr. Gerstenmaier
Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate/Dr. Grunsfeld
Associate Administrator for Space Technology Mission Directorate/Dr. Gazarik
Associate Administrator for Mission Support Directorate/Dr. Whitlow
Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management/Ms. Buchholz)
Assistant Administrator for Procurement/Mr. McNally
Assistant Administrator for Protective Services/Mr. Mahaley
Assistant Administrator for Strategic Infrastructure/Ms. Dominguez
Assistant Administrator for Internal Controls and Management Systems/Ms. Baugher
Director, NASA Management Office/Dr. Whitlow (Acting)
Executive Director, Headquarters Operations/Mr. Henn
Executive Director, NSSC/Mr. Smith
Directors, NASA Centers
Ames Research Center/Dr. Worden
Armstrong Flight Research Center/Mr. McBride
Glenn Research Center/Mr. Free
Goddard Space Flight Center/Mr. Scolese
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Dr. Elachi
Johnson Space Center/Dr. Ochoa
Kennedy Space Center/Mr. Cabana
Langley Research Center/Ms. Roe
Marshall Space Flight Center/Mr. Scheuemann
Stennis Space Center/Dr. Gilbrech
Executive Secretariat/Mr. Box
Office of the Administrator/Ms. Manuel
Office of the Administrator/Ms. McNair
Office of the Administrator/Ms. McCannon
Office of the Deputy Administrator/Ms. Roberts
Office of the Deputy Administrator/Ms. Ross
Office of the Deputy Administrator/Mr. McWilliams
Office of the Deputy Administrator/Mr. Nelson
Office of the Associate Administrator/Ms. Wijdoogen
Office of Agency Council Staff/Mr. McMurry
Office of the Chief Scientist/Dr. Allen
Send the completed application package for each nominee directly to:
Mid-Level Leader Program
The NASA Fellowship provides high potential (GS-13 through SES) employees with the opportunity to attend world-class academic programs as a means of enhancing their management and leadership capabilities. These programs provide an excellent opportunity for participants to study and work with individuals Government-wide, nationally with industry participants, and globally with international students.The NASA Mid-Level Leader Program (MLLP) is a 16-month program which provides significant leadership development for a diverse, Agency-wide group of individuals who have high potential for assuming greater leadership responsibilities in formal management or program/project management roles.
The program elements include:
- Curriculum focused on cohort building, collaboration and leading across traditional boundaries.
- Four core learning sessions, a three to six month career-broadening rotation, mentoring sessions with respected NASA leaders, professional coaching sessions, and other Individual Development Plan driven learning activities. Activities are spread out over the 16 months in order to provide maximum flexibility for the participant and the supervisor and in order to maintain continuity with the current Center.
GS-13 and GS-14 employees with at least two years of NASA service and who have attended a minimum of one (1) Center or Agency level leadership development course within the last five years. Applicants should include Center and Agency training taken to date, including course title and date in their applications. Applications not containing this information will be returned to the Centers and not forwarded to the Panel for further consideration.
NASA Form 1789 and Form 1789A (supplement)
NASA FIRST aims to develop a community of prospective future leaders who will have a full understanding of the Agency's vision and mission. The program is one year part-time, including four training modules hosted at a different center, shadowing of senior leaders, mentoring, professional coaching sessions, individual development, and group projects.
GS-11 and GS-12 employees with at least one year of NASA service in science, engineering, and the professional administrative fields who also possess the foundational skills necessary for future success within the Agency.
NASA Form 1792 and Form 1792A (supplement)