Ronald Sanders, chief human capital officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is leaving his position. The ODNI announced his departure yesterday, but spokeswoman Vanee Vines said the office would not answer any other questions until Thursday, when Sanders will speak to reporters.
Sanders joined the ODNI in 2005, and began working on a pay-for-performance system for all 16 intelligence agencies in the government. But the Defense authorization bill Congress passed last year put those plans on hold, at least until the end of 2010.
Sanders also pushed intelligence workers to spend some time working at other agencies, and required managers to have so-called “joint duty” experience before becoming senior executives. And he oversaw efforts to increase the diversity of the intelligence work force and insource thousands of contracted-out intelligence jobs.
He was previously director of civilian personnel management at the Defense Department, chief human resources officer at the IRS, and associate director for strategic human resources policy at the Office of Personnel Management.