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Kristy Daphnis

Kristy Daphnis

Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Performance and Personnel Management

Kristy Daphnis is a career Senior Executive in the Office of Performance and Personnel Management at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), serving as Chief of the Federal Workforce Branch and currently Acting in the role of Deputy Associate Director for Management. The Office of Performance and Personnel Management leads governmentwide work on agency performance management and strategic planning, customer experience, using data and evidence to inform policy, and Federal workforce policy. The Federal Workforce Branch is focused on the use of Federal human capital data, shared services, civil service innovation and reform, the future of work, employee engagement, and effective management of the Federal workforce - comprised of over 2.1 million employees.

Complementary to these priorities, she co-leads implementation of Priority 1 of the President’s Management Agenda (Strengthening and Empowering the Federal Workforce) and, helps lead implementation of Executive Order 14035: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. Collectively, the work of Kristy’s team involves collaboration with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration agency leadership teams, and engagement with senior leaders and executives from agencies across the Government. In her 20-years at OMB, Kristy has worked on a variety of government management topics nationally and internationally including human capital and strategic workforce management, information technology and information security policy, health information technology, legislative review, and regulatory review and reform. Kristy began her career as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Justice Management Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, after receiving her B.A. and B.S. from Michigan State University and her Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health (SPH). She also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from American University’s School of Public Affairs, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Griffith Leadership Center within the University of Michigan SPH.

In her free time, Kristy is an active volunteer and advocate in the areas of transportation equity and safety, policing, youth education and engagement, and community development. She currently serves as a Commissioner (volunteer) on Montgomery County’s Advisory Commission on Policing, a Member of the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, a Girl Scout Troop leader, and is a founding Steering Committee Member of the Montgomery County Chapter of Families for Safe Streets. Kristy resides just outside of Washington, D.C., in Wheaton, Maryland, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children.