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Tonya Mackey - Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer

Tonya Mackey

Ms. Tonya Mackey joined the Department of Energy (DOE) as the Director, Office of Executive Resources with the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer on July 15, 2013.  In this role, she has primary responsibility for managing all political appointments and executive resources programs which include Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), Scientific and Professional (ST), EJ and EK.  She has over 25 years of human resources experience and was appointed to the SES in February of 2008. 

Prior to joining DOE, Ms. Mackey worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) where she directed and oversaw the development and implementation of VA-wide human capital initiatives.  Before joining VA, she was the Human Resources Officer for the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General overseeing all human resources operations, policy implementation, and strategic planning.  She also served as Deputy Division Director for Human Resources with the Judicial Branch’s Administrative Office of the United Courts (AO) providing human resources management services to Federal judges and all court staff.  During her tenure with the AO, she led efforts to implement new classification and qualifications standards and a new compensation system. She also had a leadership role in the agency’s conversion from a legacy personnel and payroll system to PeopleSoft.

Ms. Mackey earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology and Development.  She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).