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Office of Workforce Management and Development


The Clinical Center attracts professionals with diverse backgrounds and a strong commitment to clinical research. Clinical Center employees are all part of the exciting process of advancing medical research.

The Clinical Center's Office of Workforce Management and Development (OWMD) strives to foster a committed, high-performing workforce by providing tools, services and training that: empower leaders with the knowledge and skills to manage a federal workforce; develop staff to enhance performance and foster the next generation of leaders; assist supervisors and managers to address organizational and personnel issues; and ensure effective recruitment, retention and engagement strategies. The Clinical Center is dedicated to developing its workforce and enhancing the work environment to optimize staff productivity and engagement.

Clinical Center New Employee Orientation

The NIH Clinical Center New Employee Orientation Program introduces all new employees working in the NIH Clinical Center, including federal employees, contractors, PHS Commissioned Corps officers, fellows, and volunteer staff, to our hospital's unique mission and culture. Participants develop a shared understanding of the guiding principles that foster excellence in clinical research, patient care, and administrative service delivery. To help ensure a successful on-boarding experience for all new employees, the half-day program satisfies initial competency training for Patient Safety, Emergency Procedures/Fire Safety, Infection Control/Universal Precautions/Preventing Tuberculosis, and Patient Confidentiality and Privacy, which meet Joint Commission standards, reviews initial NIH and CC online training requirements, and recommends key resources and strategies for transitioning into the organization.

Individuals who require an accommodation to participate in CC New Employee Orientation, contact 301-594-9548, or email, or TTY users, please call through the Federal Relay, 1-800-877-8339. In order to best meet specific requirements, please submit the request as soon as possible and at least five (5) business days prior to the orientation session dates.

Federal employees: Please see new federal hire information and requirements at You will be registered to attend CC New Employee Orientation by your HR Client Services Contact.

Contractors, PHS CC Officers, fellows, volunteer staff, and non-federal hires: To register for CC New Employee Orientation or competency training offered in orientation, send a request to Include name, start date, Institute/department, employment status (contractor, volunteer, etc.), and the CC New Employee Orientation session dates you are requesting to attend.

New Non-CC Staff Working in the Clinical Center, Building 10: Institute and Center new staff (non-CC) working in Building 10 complete NIH CC orientation training requirements online. View more information and the list of required CC training courses PDF Icon (42 KB).

For more information call 301-594-9548.

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This page last updated on 07/24/2020

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