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Division of Programs

Division Director: Kristin M. Gillham (202) 619-3690

Mission

Lead the Department of Health and Human Services through partnership, guidance, policy, education and oversight of occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, and energy and water conservation programs with collaborative, team-oriented methods that identify the optimum compliance strategies in harmony with the activities of the Department.

Vision

Our employees are committed to living and spreading sustainable practices throughout the entire organization, focusing on constant improvement in the effectiveness and efficiencies of our operations, by living and working in accordance with the highest levels of ethical conduct.

Department Programs

Occupational Safety and Health Program

Jeffrey Sypolt, Chief of Safety - (202) 619-2018

Manages the Department’s program per Executive Order 12196, Occupational Safety and Health Programs and 29 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1960, Administration of Agency Occupational Safety and Health Program. Assists the operating divisions and develops departmental policy and procedural issuance regarding occupational safety and health operating concepts, training, work place inspections, abatement plans, and employee complaints and appeals. Partners with HHS Human Resources to lead Department’s Protecting Our Workers and Ensuring Reemployment (POWER) Initiative.

Environmental Quality Program

CAPT Edward Pfister, United States Public Health Corps - (202) 619-0788

Develops Health and Human Services-wide policies related to the Department’s environmental protection program as required by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Federal Environmental Executive and the White House Council for Environmental Quality. Coordinates with Operating and Staff Divisions to ensure departmental compliance in accordance with applicable legislation – including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and relevant statutes – executive orders and other regulations. Provides technical assistance to the operating and staff divisions and monitors environmental program scorecard progress.

Energy and Water Conservation Programs

Theodore Kozak, Chief Engineer - (202) 690-8120

Establishes and maintains a centralized energy program, coordinating the energy/water conservation efforts throughout the Department. Represents HHS on Interdepartmental Work Groups relating to Energy and Water conservation issues. Drafts policy, provides technical assistance, manages the awards program, reports to Department of Energy (DOE) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and provides/sponsors training to the operating divisions and staff divisions. Facilitates alternative financing of energy/water projects, manages an extensive energy awareness campaign and meets the requirements of National Energy Conservation Policy Act, Executive Order (EO) 13423, Executive Order (EO) 13514, Energy Policy Acts, Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) and Presidential Directives.

Office of the Secretary and Southwest Complex Programs

Southwest Complex Wellness and Concessions

Paul Kalinowski - (202) 205-5340

Co-leads Office of the Secretary employee wellness program. Responsible for overseeing the joint Department of Health and Human Services/Department of Education Child Care Center and the Hubert H. Humphrey Building cafeteria program, healthy vending program, HHS Farmer’s Market, and other campus wellness activities. Ensures sustainability, wellness, and safety values play a meaningful and quantifiable role in the work environment of the SW Complex.

Southwest Complex Occupational Safety and Health Program

Thomas Kreitzer - (202) 261-2018

Manages the OS safety program per Executive Order 12196, Occupational Safety and Health Programs and 29 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1960. Assists the staff divisions through operating concepts, training, work place inspections, abatement plans, and employee complaints and appeals.  Chairs Office of the Secretary and SW Complex Safety Council.