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Human Resources Division (HRD)

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Marketing and Regulatory Programs Business Services (MRPBS) Human Resources Division (HRD) home page!

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Organizationally, we are located within APHIS MRPBS, which is the lead provider of administrative support for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.

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About HRD

HRD serves approximately 13,000 employees of the MRP Mission Area - Agricultural Marketing Service, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). In addition, we provide HR operational support to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Foreign Agriculture Service. HRD partners with the Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) leaders and managers to provide quality human resource services for employees. HRD's primary services are to help employees accomplish their work by:

  • Recruiting and hiring high-caliber personnel to carry out the mission
  • Providing insurance and retirements benefits information
  • Processing salaries, promotions, recognition, and benefits in a timely manner
  • Providing policy guidance on performance and labor management
  • Providing supervisors the training and tools they need to support and counsel their employees
  • Creating a supportive, diverse, and attractive workplace culture
  • Promoting the health, safety, and security of employees
  • Planning for workforce and succession needs
  • Offering seminars on employee & leadership development
  • Providing coaching, mentoring and leadership transition services for managers
  • Supporting employee development through AgLearn


The mission of MRP Human Resources (HR) Division is to provide quality HR products and services that enhance our customers' ability to fulfill their mission.


The vision of MRP Human Resources Division is to be an HR center of excellence for our employees, customers, stakeholders and the communities we serve. We continue to seek and implement innovative approaches that are models for the Department and the Government as a whole.



HRD Employees earn respect through the knowledge, skills, abilities, integrity, and work ethic we bring to our jobs every day. HRD Employees earn respect through the knowledge, skills, abilities, integrity, and work ethic we bring to our jobs every day.

    • Providing prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, and respectful service
    • Following through on commitments made to customers and to each other
    • Seeking opportunities for continual learning which enhances our ability to provide excellence


HRD Employees are professional and provide quality and responsive service to our customers and to each other.

    • Saying what we mean, meaning what we say, and following through on everything we say we will do
    • Respecting the confidentiality entrusted to us
    • Treating each other and our customers, fairly and with respect
    • Providing accurate and up to date information to our customers and applying rules and regulations consistently
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