Offices of CIA


About HR: Organization

Human Resources (HR) reports directly to the Director of the CIA and oversees all activities necessary to support and shape the future of the Agency’s workforce. Four main business areas drive our mission activities:

Recruitment Center: Coordinates recruitment initiatives and monitors hiring needs and metrics to meet CIA mission requirements. The Recruitment Center works to:

  • Recruit and hire the most highly qualified and diverse men and women to ensure a workforce with a broad range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, language expertise, and educational experiences
  • Establish and foster productive partnerships nationwide with colleges, universities, professional networks, and organizations that are key sources of top talent
  • Engage with minority affinity groups to establish long-term relationships and strategies for recruiting candidates
  • Reach a nationwide audience of competitive candidates for career opportunities through innovative advertising and marketing


Corporate HR Programs (CHRP): Advances workplace excellence and mission success by partnering with Agency management to drive best practices in human resources across the organization. CHRP is responsible for delivering strategic programs, community programs and the leadership development program.

  • Strategic Programs provides expert consultation in the areas of talent management, HR policy, strategic compensation, performance management, workforce planning, and workforce analytics. These programs promote a dynamic and effective workplace in which employees can meet mission demands and pursue their career ambitions.
  • Community Programs links the Agency to Intelligence Community initiatives in human resources including the Intelligence Community Civilian Joint Duty Program and pay modernization.
  • The Leadership Development Program promotes a culture of leadership by developing current and future leaders through formal education, strategic talent reviews, experiential learning opportunities, corporately coordinated assignments, and tailored feedback enriched by leadership development tools.


Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI): Captures, promotes, and provides insights related to the CIA’s history to inform decisions and meet the expectations of the Intelligence Community. CSI serves as the Agency’s Lessons Learned Center and leverages its primary, "think tank" role to pursue an array of other important activities including:

  • Providing historical reference services for the Office of the Director of the CIA to include publishing and producing monographs on Agency history and the history of intelligence to promote public understanding
  • Sponsoring conferences that broaden understanding of the intelligence profession and the CIA’s history
  • Administering academic outreach activities at colleges and universities
  • Promoting greater understanding of foreign intelligence and national security subjects through the Officer in Residence program that affords Agency Intelligence Officers the opportunity to serve as faculty members at academic institutions
  • Maintaining the Agency Museum that houses artifacts and tools used by men and women serving in various aspects of espionage illustrating the history of U.S. intelligence
  • Encouraging employees to create an environment for effective collaboration within the CIA to promote a corporate culture and its role in fostering development

Click on Center for the Study of Intelligence to learn more.


CIA University: Provides centralized career-long learning opportunities for CIA employees to equip them with the shared values, commitment to the mission, knowledge, excellence in intelligence tradecraft and leadership needed to accomplish extraordinary tasks in service of our nation. CIA University offers training and educational opportunities that enables the workforce to develop new knowledge and skill sets.  Employees gain from lessons learned by others in performing our unique and difficult mission. CIA University weaves together the values, tradition, philosophy, and skills in professional development programs that serve our employees throughout their careers; and developing employees committed to preserving our national security.


The Center for Leadership Development (CLD): Advances the Agency’s mission as the trusted resource for leadership and management development, enabling officers to become leaders who demonstrate corporate focus, agility, and a passion for continuous learning.  The Center provides leadership learning opportunities for all Agency employees ranging from emerging leaders to senior executives. CLD offers classroom, online, and experiential learning. Additional CLD resources include:

  • Leadership Coaching - A coach guides the Agency manager to develop and adapt personalized solutions to workplace issues.
  • Senior Schools Program - Unique opportunities for selected officers to develop their leadership skills, earn degrees and certificates at academic and military institutions.

Posted: Apr 05, 2007 11:30 AM
Last Updated: May 02, 2013 08:26 AM