Operations & Policy

Operations & Policy


Deputy Director Nancy Varichak

Human Resources Policy Branch
Branch Chief - Carmen Queen-Hines, 301-851-2918 

  • Development of MRP policies in support of HR operations
  • Departmental liaisons
  • Analysis and impact of new OPM/OMB HR programs

Operations Branch
Branch Chief - Cindy Hadlich, 612-336-3310
Branch Chief (FAS) – Audrey Armstrong, 202-799-7092

For all of MRP, HRO-Minneapolis conducts position classification and position management reviews/activities; announces vacancies and administers activity related to transfer, promotion, reduction-in-force, etc.; provides advice and guidance on compensation, tours of duty and use of leave; coordinates benefits operational activities; collects, reviews and submits all security clearance forms and documents; enters personnel actions and payroll documents into the payroll/personnel system; and maintains Official Personnel Folders.

Operational support to MRP employees in:

Personnel Security 
Personnel Security Officer - Steve Crescini, 612-336-3285

Leave & Compensation 
Supervisor - Kitty Weeden, 612-336-3289

Supervisor - Barb Watry, 612-336-3301

Program Based Service Team 1 - Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) and Plant Protection & Quarantine (PPQ)
Supervisor - Rebecca Meyer, 612-336-3426

Program Based Service Team 2 - Marketing & Regulatory Programs Business Services (MRPBS), Policy & Program Development (PPD), and Veterinary Services (VS)
Supervisor - Jon Crowson, 612-336-3280

Program Based Service Team 3  - Animal Care(AC), Biotechnology Regulatory Services(BRS), Legislative and Public Affairs(LPA), Office of the APHIS Administrator(OA&OCRDI) and Wildlife Services(WS)
Supervisor - Julie Berge, 612-336-3623

Program Based Service Team 4 - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Supervisor – Cindy Hadlich, 612-336-3310

Program Based Service Team 5 - Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and International Services (IS)
Supervisor - Joseph Allen, 612-336-3312

Contact your Human Resources Operations Service Providers


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