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Office of Management

The Office of Management is responsible for administrative and financial functions of NCI. It includes the following offices.

Deputy Director for Management

The Office of the Deputy Director for Management provides executive leadership and oversight for all of NCI’s business functions and administrative activities. The office provides advice and guidance to the NCI director and other senior staff on business and administrative issues and leads a variety of management programs vital to the institute’s operations. The office also implements legislative and administrative mandates and develops innovative solutions for a variety of business processes and systems that impact NCI’s mission.

Contact the Office of the Deputy Director for Management at NCIOfficeoftheDDM@mail.nih.gov.

Administrative Resource Centers

NCI’s Administrative Resource Centers guide and implement administrative services for NCI staff, including for budgets, procurement, personnel management, property accountability, facilities, travel, and other business management policies. The centers contribute to reports on NCI activities and recommend improvements for administrative functions.

Ethics Office

NCI’s Ethics Office administers a comprehensive ethics program to ensure that NCI employees comply with the institute’s statutory responsibilities and serve the public with integrity. The Ethics Office administers annual public and confidential financial disclosure processes, as well as reviews requests and provides advice for official duties, outside activities, sponsored travel, protocol clearance, collaborative agreement clearance, gifts, honorary awards, preclearance of new and special government employees, and post-employment activities to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and policies. The office advises and assists employees regarding the application of ethics laws, regulations, and policies. It develops NCI ethics training plans, advises the Office of the Director regarding conflicts of interest of employees, trainees, and other appointees, and identifies management issues requiring action by the Office of General Counsel, Office of Management Assessment and the Office of Inspector General.

Contact the NCI Ethics Office at NCIEthics@mail.nih.gov.

Human Resources

NCI Human Resources staff recruit and work to retain a highly skilled and diverse workforce through three offices:

Office of Workforce Planning and Development

The NCI Office of Workforce Planning and Development (OWPD) works with individual employees and Division/Office/Center leadership across NCI to enhance their professional development, team effectiveness, and organizational efficiency. OWPD provides myriad services including coaching and consultation, supervisor and leadership training, career development, strategic planning, and workforce analysis and planning services.

Contact the Office of Workforce Planning and Development at nciowd-r@mail.nih.gov.

Office of Workforce Management

The Office of Workforce Management (OWM) serves as the primary liaison between the NIH Office of Human Resources (OHR) and NCI’s Administrative Resource Centers (ARCs) and Division/Office/Center leadership and staff. OWM offers guidance on NCI HR processes, compensation, and performance policy, and monetary and non-monetary awards and human capital planning. OWM also supports NCI divisions through the development of new tools, quality review of HR actions, and collaborative efforts with the ARCs and senior level leadership, including the recruitment and hiring of senior level Title 42 staff.

Contact the Office of Workforce Management at NCIOWMStaff@nih.gov.

Office of Workforce Relations

NCI’s Office of Workforce Relations (OWR) assists supervisors with the development of effective processes to successfully manage employee performance, conduct and productivity. OWR offers guidance to management regarding implementation of programs and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal laws and regulations, and NIH/NCI policies. OWR serves as a facilitator between supervisors and employees to bridge gaps in communication and resolve interpersonal conflicts. OWR also coordinates NCI responses to formal complaints through effective interactions with the HHS Office of the General Counsel, NIH Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the NIH Civil Program, promoting a positive and productive work environment for all NCI staff.

Contact the Office of Workforce Relations at NCIOfficeofWorkforceRelations@nih.gov.

Information Technology Resource Center

The Information Technology Resource Center oversees the Office of Management’s information technology (IT) program. Among other duties, it manages the office’s administrative and management applications and reporting technology tools and oversees the strategic planning, development, integration, and financial support of technology. The IT Resource Center partners with NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) to ensure that the Office of Management's IT applications and systems comply and operate within all infrastructure and security requirements supported by CBIIT.

Contact the IT Resource Center at NCIOMITRC@mail.nih.gov.

Office of Acquisitions

The Office of Acquisitions negotiates, awards, and administers contracts and simplified acquisitions in support of NCI’s mission to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. It publicizes contracting opportunities and conducts acquisitions for research and development services, other development services, and supplies.

Contact the Office of Acquisitions at 240-276-5440 or NCI_Contracts@mail.nih.gov.

Office of Budget and Finance

The Office of Budget and Finance plans, directs, and coordinates the financial management of NCI and advises NCI leaders on all aspects of the agency’s budget. This includes managing and monitoring the NCI budget, administering accounting and funds control systems, managing the preparation of the President’s Budget Request for NCI, explaining the NCI budget and providing information to National Institutes of Health and Department of Health and Human Services officials and the public, and analyzing past, present, and prospective financial trends. The Office of Budget and Finance also produces the NCI Budget Fact Book, an annual report that provides information and data from the previous fiscal year.

Contact the Office of Budget and Finance at 240-760-6150 or nciobfInquiries@mail.nih.gov.

Office of Extramural Finance and Information Analysis

The Office of Extramural Finance and Information Analysis manages all financial aspects of NCI’s extramural grant programs, including advising on budgets and policies to inform how extramural research is funded. The office manages NCI’s grants-related financial information systems and is the primary contact for financial management of extramural research.

Contact the Office of Extramural Finance and Information Analysis at ncioefia@mail.nih.gov.

Office of Grants Administration

NCI’s Office of Grants Administration supports grants and cooperative agreements, helping to build a cohesive and comprehensive cancer research agenda. The office manages the business aspect of over $3 billion in annual grant awards and ensures that grantees and NCI comply with all legal requirements and administrative policies.

Learn about grant policies and how to apply for a grant.

Contact the Office of Grants Administration at 240-276-6399 or kochers@mail.nih.gov.

Office of Government and Congressional Relations

The Office of Government and Congressional Relations facilitates relationships between NCI, the US Congress, and the public by keeping NCI leaders informed about legislative activities relevant to NCI, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Cancer Program. The office processes and responds to Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests and maintains the State Cancer Legislative Database program. It works with Congress, the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services and its Office of Inspector General, and the US Government Accountability Office.

Contact the Office of Government and Congressional Relations at NCIOGCR@mail.nih.go.

Office of Management Policy and Compliance

The Office of Management Policy and Compliance provides management oversight of and advises NCI leadership on the execution and oversight of Federal, Department of Health and Human Services, and National Institutes of Health administrative management requirements. It develops NCI-wide management and administrative policies, procedures, and evaluations and analyzes business data to recommend steps to ensure compliance with Federal requirements. The office serves as the NCI liaison with NIH and other Federal agencies in the coordination and reporting of administrative management activities.

Contact the Office of Management Policy and Compliance at 240-276-5582 or by email at:

Office of Space and Facilities Management

NCI’s Office of Space and Facilities Management acquires and manages property assets, from leasing and renovation plans to security and daily operations of NCI facilities. The office manages NCI’s Space Management Database, Construction Grants Program, and Facility Management Repair and Improvement funds. It represents NCI on NIH’s Critical Response Team and NIH’s Master Plan.

Contact the Office of Space and Facilities Management at NCIOSFMMailbox@nih.gov.

Technology Transfer Center

NCI’s Technology Transfer Center enables and guides collaboration, invention development, and licensing of biomedical technology by facilitating collaborations and partnerships between NIH researchers and nongovernment scientists and organizations involved in biomedical research and development. The center negotiates co-development agreements with outside parties, including universities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and non-profit organizations.

Contact the Technology Transfer Center by phone at 240-276-5530 (Rockville) or 301-624-8775 (Frederick) or at ncitechtransfer@mail.nih.gov.

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