DAS for Corporate Senior Executive Management Office
Christine Kluh was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in the Department of Veterans Affairs on January 17, 2010. She is responsible for supporting the Secretary in accomplishing VA's broad strategic goals by ensuring that the Department's senior leaders are prepared to lead the Veterans Affairs into the 21st Century and improve services to Veterans and their families and management in the Department. To this end she is responsible for the full life cycle management of VA's Executives and Senior Professionals, to include Senior Executive Service members and Political Appointees. The Corporate Senior Executive Management Office (CSEMO) is a full service personnel office responsible for policy and operational issues to support VA's leadership.
Prior to this, from 2006 to 2009, she served as the Director of Army's Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO), where she transformed executive management and helped lead not only the Army but the Department of Defense to enterprise management of the Senior Executive Service. She was able to successfully transform the culture to a corporate leader focus.
Ms. Kluh was the Deputy Assistant (Civilian Personnel Policy), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), from 2002 to 2006. In this capacity, she directly supported the Deputy Secretary of Defense in the design and implementation of DOD's cutting edge personnel system as well as a myriad of other significant initiatives, to include the Defense Business Board Report on Human Capital Transformation, the Quadrennial Defense Review, and the Business Initiatives Counsel (BIC). Other Army initiatives included the Army Headquarters' realignment, the Human Resources Integrated Process Team initiative, The Culture of Innovation Initiative to support Army Transformation, and OSD's Incentives for Transformation.
As Chief of the Program Support Division, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civilian Personnel Policy), Ms. Kluh led a staff responsible for managing and defending a $170M budget, operational control over the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System, overseeing the Army's forecasting and analysis model for the civilian workforce, and formulating Army-wide civilian workforce policies and programs.
Ms. Kluh started her Army career as Civilian Personnel intern at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. In addition to those in Army, Ms. Kluh has held various positions at the Defense Logistics Agency and the Office of Personnel Management. She is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. She holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and completed graduate work at George Washington University. She is a member of the International Personnel Management Association, the Senior Executive Association, and served as Executive Vice President of the Classification and Compensation Society.
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Reviewed/Updated Date: September 8, 2010