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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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 - Jason Grams, 612-336-3292

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:

Supervisor - Brian Fleming, 612-336-3321

Supervisor – Mandy Olson, 612-336-3295

HRIS Processing/Payroll Action Processing
Supervisor – Scott Koscielniak, 612-336-3246

Leave & Compensation 
Supervisor - Kris Wagner, 612-336-3317

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

Staffing Section A 

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) - Cotton & Tobacco, Information Technology
Management & Analysis, National Organics Program (NOP), Science & Technology and Transportation & Marketing

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - Plant Protection & Quarantine (PPQ)
Supervisor - Rebecca Meyer, 612-336-3426

Staffing Section B

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) - Specialty Crops

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - Legislative & Public Affairs (LPA), Marketing & Regulatory Programs Business Services (MRPBS), Office of the APHIS Administrator (OA&OCRDI), Policy & Program Development (PPD) and Veterinary Services (VS)
Supervisor - Jon Crowson, 612-336-3280

Staffing Section C

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) - Commodity & Procurement Program (CPP), Dairy, Fair Trade Practices (FTPP), Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS), Livestock & Poultry and Office of the AMS Administrator (OA)

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - Animal Care (AC), Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) and Wildlife Services (WS)
Supervisor - Kitty Weeden, 612-336-3289

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and International Services (IS) Service Team
Supervisor - Jason Scott, 612-336-3339

Contact your Human Resources Operations Service Providers


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