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Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy
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Patricia S. Bradshaw has served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy since January 2006. In this role, she is responsible for formulating plans, policies, and programs to manage the Department of Defense (DoD) civilian workforce effectively, efficiently, and humanely. She supports the Military Departments and Defense Agencies through policy leadership and with personnel services provided by her staff of senior advisors and the Civilian Personnel Management Service.  Her office also manages the nonappropriated fund personnel system and provides guidance for the foreign national employment program within the Department. Ms. Bradshaw serves as the DoD Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer.

Prior to her current appointment, she served as the President of a small consulting firm and also served on the Board of Advisors for several private sector companies, providing strategic and tactical human resources consulting. She also served as the Deputy Chief of Human Resources for American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), a large IT consulting firm in Fairfax, Virginia.

She is no stranger to public service. Ms. Bradshaw spent 27 years with DoD and Department of Navy (DoN) in a variety of senior level positions. Prior to her departure from the DoN in 1999, she was the Senior Executive Director of Human Resources for the Naval Sea Systems Command, which had the largest civilian population within DoN. In this position, she played a significant role in the design and implementation of personnel demonstration programs within the Department of Defense Laboratories.

Ms. Bradshaw began her Federal service as a Civilian Personnel Intern at the National Naval Medical Bethesda, MD. From there she moved into progressively more responsible positions within the Navy gaining experience in all areas of human resources to include staffing, classification, compensation, training and EEO. As the Director of Classification for the Navy, she was responsible for developing and implementing the Navy's Managing to Payroll program, which gave job classification authority to line managers.

In 1990, she moved to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy where she served as the Director for Staffing, Career Development and Executive Resources. In this position, she was responsible for the DoD management of the Senior Executive Service and Senior Level System Programs, the Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System, staffing policy, including civilian drawdown and transition initiatives, acquisition workforce issues, training and career development policy.

Ms. Bradshaw's awards include two Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards, the Classification and Compensation Society President's Award and the Defense Civilian Service Award.

Her degrees include a Masters of International Management and a Bachelor of Arts (Secondary Education-German) both from the University of Maryland.

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