Peter leads the design, development, implementation, and measurement of the Center for Leadership Development, the Federal Staffing Center, Human Capital Industry Services, Human Resources Strategy and Evaluation Solutions and Human Capital Category Management. These functions provide essential services to assist federal agencies to advance human capital management in their bureaus and offices.
Prior to serving as the Associate Director, Peter, ran his own firm, Bonner Enterprises, and led management consulting groups at ASI Government and ICF International. In these roles, he helped federal agencies improve their performance through leadership and organizational development, instructional systems design, organizational health assessments, and human-centered design. He assisted OPM in developing the interagency Veterans employment initiative and Senior Executive Service performance management systems.
Peter is an active member of the Organizational Design Forum and has held leadership and volunteer positions at the Association for Talent Development, the Human Resources Leadership Forum, and the Organizational Development Network.
Peter hold a master’s degree in human resources development from Marymount University and a bachelor’s from St. Peter’s University.
Congruence: The Call for Leadership, Federal Talent Development, and Our Moment
The competition for talent, the future of work, federal employee experience, and the demands new initiatives and legislation put on the federal workforce – these cry out for the specific skill sets of federal talent development professionals to meet this moment, this inflection point for federal agencies and their programs. Understanding and acting on the development needs of infrastructure professionals interpreting the workforce signals from the various permutations of hybrid work environments, and supporting learning initiatives arising from DEIA strategic plans are only a few of the opportunities and challenges facing us. We can have a long-lasting impact on federal workforce performance by bringing our talent development expertise to bear on this unique moment.
In her role leading the Office of Human Resources Management, Traci leads HR support activities for the 12,000 employees of the agency. She is responsible for GSA-wide policy and oversight of all aspects of Human Capital Management including: talent acquisition, development and sustainment, labor and employee relations, performance management, compensation, strategic workforce and succession planning, executive resources, diversity management, and data analytics.
Traci has extensive experience in federal human capital programs. She previously served as the Chief Human Capital Officer for the Peace Corps, where she oversaw all human capital services for Peace Corps employees, including staffing, classification, benefits, payroll, employee and labor relations, data analytics, workforce planning, and employee engagement initiatives.
Prior to that, she served as Chief Human Capital Officer for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the Director for Human Resources Enterprise Management Systems at the Department of Agriculture; and as the first-ever career Deputy Director for the Chief Human Capital Officers Council at the Office of Personnel Management.
Traci is a member of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council representing more than 100 small agencies. Additionally, she chairs the Small Agency Human Resources Committee. Traci graduated from the American University Key Executive Program in 2013 as part of the USDA Senior Executive Candidate Development Program.
Traci holds a Master’s degree in Labor Policy and Workforce Development from the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Public Policy, and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Communications from Miami University of Ohio.