The NIDDK Executive Office (EO) is the focal point for the Institute’s administrative infrastructure and functions. The office provides strategic leadership, direction, oversight and consultation on critical business and management operations in support of the NIDDK mission, and oversees administrative management, financial management, acquisitions and purchasing, ethics, information technology, and workforce development and planning. It also develops and implements administrative policies, procedures, and risk management programs.
The vision of the Executive Office is to build bridges and to partner with the scientists; to be a high-functioning, problem solving team so that when our customers come to us with a problem, they know it will be taken care of immediately.
The Executive Office is guided by the following core values.
- Excellence - Strive for quality, excellence, and continuous improvement. Provide exceptional customer service; go beyond what is expected.
- Integrity - Promote the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and transparency to instill trust among colleagues and customers. Be accountable for words and actions.
- Diversity - Foster inclusion and cultural competence through an environment that is open and welcoming to diverse people, ideas, and perspectives. Show respect for others.
- Collaboration - Build on the strengths of our people, community, and partnerships. Seek out the experience and insight of colleagues. Be receptive and responsive to those seeking the same.
The Executive Office is dedicated in both spirit and action to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Civility (IDEA-C) and works to create and sustain a culture where all have the tools and resources to do their job and flourish, where creativity and innovation are rewarded, where there are standards and accountabilities, and where the environment is community-focused, diverse, inclusive, and respectful.
NIDDK Executive Officer, Camille Hoover, leads the Institute’s IDEA-C efforts and is also a member of the leadership team working to develop the NIH-wide Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA).
Offices and Staff
The Executive Office comprises the following branches and offices. Staff and contact information is available in the Staff Directory.
Administrative Management Branches
Office of the Director Administrative Management Branch (ODAMB)
The Office of the Director Administrative Management Branch (ODAMB) coordinates general administrative and management policies and procedures that impact the Institute’s Office of the Director (OD). Administrative staff provides overall administrative support services in the areas of travel, procurement, personnel, budget, timekeeping, property, space, I.D. badges, parking and general administration to its assigned areas efficiently and effectively contributing to the mission of the NIDDK.
Extramural Administrative Management Branch (EAMB)
The Extramural Administrative Management Branch (EAMB) coordinates general administrative and management policies and procedures that impact the Institute’s extramural divisions (DEA). Administrative staff provides overall administrative support services in the areas of travel, procurement, personnel, budget, timekeeping, property, space, I.D. badges, parking and general administration to its assigned areas efficiently and effectively contributing to the mission of the NIDDK.
Intramural Administrative Management Branch (IAMB)
The Intramural Administrative Management Branch (IAMB) coordinates general administrative and management policies and procedures that impact the Institute’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR). Administrative staff provides overall administrative support services in the areas of travel, procurement, personnel, budget, timekeeping, property, space, I.D. badges, parking and general administration to its assigned areas and individual laboratories efficiently and effectively contributing to the mission of the NIDDK.
Acquisitions and Property Branch
Established in 2021, the Acquisitions and Property Branch enhances our ability to meet the acquisition, procurement, and property requirements of the NIDDK. The branch comprises the Commercial Management Office (CMO), Purchasing Office (PO), and Property Team.
Commercial Management Office (CMO)
The Commercial Management Office (CMO) assists NIDDK leadership, staff, end users, and contract officer representatives (CORs) in acquisition planning, management, and execution. CMO staff are equipped to handle a full range of pre-solicitation acquisition support functions that are crucial for various contractual needs. Staff formulate acquisition strategies and develop comprehensive acquisition packages for actions exceeding $10K.
The Purchasing Office (PO) and the CMO work closely together on all acquisition packages that exceed $10K and require a purchase order. Collaboration ensures seamless coordination and efficiency in handling complex acquisitions and emphasizes the synergy between procurement and administrative support functions.
Purchasing Office (PO)
The Purchasing Office (PO) guides delegated simplified acquisitions of supplies and services in support of the NIDDK mission. PO staff offer comprehensive assistance throughout the acquisition life cycle—from planning to closeout—for delegated acquisitions, serve as liaisons within the NIH acquisition community, and handle acquisitions up to $10K.
The Property Team oversees the management of all accountable assets for NIDDK including IT equipment and scientific property. The team collaborates with staff to handle property assignments, decals for new assets, property loans, surplus, and retirements, and maintains databases to track the lifecycle of all accountable property accurately and efficiently.
Computer Technology Branch (CTB)
The Computer Technology Branch (CTB) provides information technology (IT) leadership and solutions and handles a wide range of IT support activities such as help desk, network connectivity, database management, web development, user training, and network security. Through the use of a myriad of technological advances, CTB serves to insure that computing at NIDDK is efficient, secure, and is a useful tool towards the accomplishment of the Institute’s mission.
The Ethics Office provides services to assist NIDDK staff in preventing actual conflicts of interest and even the appearance of conflicts of interest. This office provides advice and counseling on a variety of standards and conduct rules meant to protect the integrity of the Federal Government; provides education and training and ensures that staff maintain compliance with ethics statutes and regulations. The Ethics Office manages a comprehensive program that includes conflicts identification and resolution; administering public and confidential financial disclosure reporting systems; activities with outside organizations, gifts, political activities, sponsored travel, impartiality, seeking other employment, and other program issues. For more information visit the NIH Ethics Program website.
Office of Financial Management and Analysis (OFMA)
The Office of Financial Management and Analysis (OFMA) plans, presents, justifies, and executes all of the financial management activities at the NIDDK. These activities include Grants, Research and Development (R&D) Contracts, Research Management and Support (RMS), Gift Funds, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA), and royalties. OFMA optimizes the use of funds according to the Institute’s priorities within existing DHHS and NIH restrictions and advises the Office of the Director and other senior staff on all aspects of the management of Institute financial resources. OFMA establishes a system of effective controls for funds used through the various Institute programs and maintains data systems to provide required government reporting on accounting practices.
Office of Management and Policy Analysis (OMPA)
The Office of Management and Policy Analysis (OMPA) is responsible for NIDDK-wide implementation of trans-NIH standards and oversight in the areas of Risk Management, Emergency Management, Records Management, Privacy, Policy Analysis, and Project Clearance. OMPA advises the Institute’s senior leadership on implementation and management of federal, departmental and NIH administrative management requirements by conducting broad-based management assessment of program areas and recommending solutions. OMPA also analyzes and visualizes business and workforce data to tell a story and help NIDDK senior leaders make data-driven decisions. Additionally, the OMPA team assists with creating, administering, analyzing, and reporting on surveys.
Office of Workforce Development and Engagement (OWDE)
The Office of Workforce Development and Engagement (OWDE) oversees the activities of both the Workforce, Development, and Planning Branch and Performance Management and Employee Engagement Branch.
Performance Management and Employee Engagement Branch
The Performance Management and Employee Engagement Branch provides human resources and advisory services to NIDDK managers, supervisors, and employees in the areas of employee relations, performance management, equal opportunity and diversity management, quality of work life, and employee engagement. The branch strives to ensure that NIDDK’s staff work in an environment where they can flourish and have the tools and resources to successfully perform their job in support of NIDDK’s mission.
Workforce, Development, and Planning Branch
The Workforce, Development, and Planning Branch provides human resources and advisory services to NIDDK managers, supervisors, and employees in the areas of recruitment and retention of staff, training, awards, quality of work life, telework and onboarding. The branch strives to ensure that NIDDK has the depth and breadth of talented and skilled employees in support of the Institute’s mission.