Zina Sutch, former director of the Agriculture Department’s Office of the Executive Secretariat, has joined the Office of Personnel Management as director of OPM’s diversity and inclusion office.
OPM said Wednesday Sutch will work to review federal policies, government-wide data trends and employee survey findings that influence how the agency handles human resource policies related to diversity and inclusion issues.
“Her extensive work experience and her knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues will be a tremendous advantage as we continue to build and maintain a federal workforce that draws top talent from throughout this nation,” said Beth Cobert, OPM acting director.
Sutch was previously the USDA’s director of diversity, recruitment and work/life functions within the department’s office of the assistant secretary for administration prior to his most recent role there.
She began her career at USDA as leadership development program manager for the Agricultural Marketing Service in 2006 and later took the role as a training officer for the international technology services division for the chief information officer.