Human Resources Director

Thomas Mulhern

Human Resources Director
Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Thomas Mulhern Human Resources Director

Thomas Mulhern was selected to serve as the Human Resources Director for the Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS) mission area in May 2015.

As the director, Mulhern serves as the senior advisor and official for FFAS-wide human resources and human capital programs and management. He also functions as the primary overseer for all policies and regulations as set forth by the mission statement, the Department, Executive Orders, Office of Personnel Management, Office of Management and Budget and other federal agencies, ensuring a customer centric and results-oriented mission area.

Mulhern joins FFAS with 30 years of federal employment in human resources.  Recently, he served four years as the Director of Human Resources for the Department of the Interior, where he was responsible for overall human capital programs for the Departments 70,000 plus workforce.  Prior to that, Mulhern worked at the Department of Homeland Security as the Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and as Administrative Appeals Officer for the Transportation Security Administration. He also served 18 years in the Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service. He entered federal service as a Presidential Management Intern.

Mulhern earned a Bachelor of Art degree in education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and has a Master of Art degree in labor relations from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania School of Labor and Industrial Relations.  He taught high school courses in economics, government and AP history in Loudoun County public schools.  Mulhern is a native of Rockville, Maryland and currently resides in Germantown, Maryland with his wife Katie and three children.

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