Roger Slater

Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital and Diversity , U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)

Roger Slater is the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI). Mr. Slater has more than 25 years of experience in three federal agencies and is known for his innovative approaches in the Human Capital discipline.
In addition to his efforts associated with Hiring Reform and other key initiatives, Mr. Slater leads DOI’s efforts in the design, development and deployment of an automated workforce planning model that allows managers to utilize data and leverage technology to make informed educated decisions that are geared toward results oriented performance.
Before accepting his current role, Mr. Slater served as the Human Resources Officer for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region where he pioneered the strategic alignment of Human Capital programs to the organization’s mission. In this capacity Mr. Slater developed numerous tools in an automated and data driven platforms. Mr. Slater also served as the Deputy Human Resources Officer for the Veterans Health Administration’s Salt Lake City Health Care System. Prior to that, Mr. Slater served in several Human Capital positions within the Department of Defense’s Army Material Command.
Throughout his career, Mr. Slater has been invited to make several presentations at speaking engagements in the Federal and public sector as well as veterans organizations. Subjects have included Competency Based Human Capital Management; Data Driven Workforce Planning; Strategic Recruitment; The Federal Hiring Process; HR as a Strategic Partner; Hiring Reform; Performance Based Interviewing and Career Development. Roger is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Utah University and is a certified in several subject matters including consulting skills for HR professionals, mediation, career management, focus group facilitation and project management.

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