HUD Under 5
Helping You Grow Into HUD!
HUD Under 5 is a peer-to-peer Employee Resource Group (ERG) that works to deepen the onboarding process, advocate for new employees, support networking, and facilitate the asking and answering of HUD and employment related questions. We host monthly presentations covering HUD’s programs, offices and history, professional development, and best practices. We also occasionally host sessions focused on employee benefits, pay, retirement, leave, IT systems and operations.
HUD Under 5 is an Employee Resource Group (ERG) that aims to enhance the experience of new employees at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through peer-to-peer engagement and advocacy. Our group is driven by a grassroots approach that empowers employees to support each other, share knowledge, and ask questions related to their employment and HUD.
Our mission is to foster a supportive environment that deepens the onboarding process, promotes networking, and facilitates the exchange of information on HUD programs, offices, and history. We believe that by creating a community of professionals who support each other, we can contribute to the success of our colleagues and the department overall.
To achieve this goal, we host monthly presentations on professional development, best practices, and HUD-related topics. Additionally, we occasionally organize sessions focused on employee benefits, pay, retirement, leave, IT systems, and operations. By providing these opportunities for learning and collaboration, we aim to empower employees with the information and resources they need to thrive at HUD.
To advocate for new HUD employees by fostering a connected HUD community through networking, learning and mentorship.
Everyone is welcome! Please visit the HU5 SharePoint Site to sign up for our ListServ and join our Teams Channels!
Benefits of Membership
- Informational presentations on a diverse range of relevant topics from departmental SMEs.
- Peer support and real time updates on new employee issues via topic-specific TEAMS channels and threads.
- Advocacy and engagement on policies and procedures on your behalf, by HU5 administrative leadership.
- Peer representation (taking your feedback and concerns) to Departmental councils and committees such as the Department's Diversity Council, EEO Barrier Analysis Committee, and SES working groups.
- Facilitated networking, leadership, and professional development opportunities.
HU5 holds monthly presentations regarding topics of interest to new employees and the Department. Our Administration Team also meets frequently to advance advocacy priorities, coordinate events, manage Teams channels, and develop communications materials. Sign up to our ListServ for presentation invitations and join our Teams channel by visiting us at our SharePoint Site!
Adela Rahmati, Management Analyst - Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM) - Houston, Texas
Ailynne Pebenito, Account Executive - Office of Multifamily Housing (Multifamily) - San Francisco, California
Ashley Wolfe, Program Analyst - Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM) – San Francisco, California
Cara Pavlak, Management Analyst - Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) - Washington, District of Columbia
Catrice Mcneely, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist - Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity (ODEEO) – Washington, District of Columbia
Kevin Cooke (HU5 Executive Sponsor), Chief Government Information Management Officer - Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) – Washington, District of Columbia
Kyle Svingen, Management and Program Analyst - Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) - Washington, District of Columbia
(Meryl) Alain Pumphrey, Program Analyst - Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Racheal Holland, Management Analyst - Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM) – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thomas Clark, Financial Analyst - Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tynan Stevenson (HU5 Coordinator), Relocation Specialist - Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) - Washington, District of Columbia
Want to get involved, ask questions, or share suggestions? Contact us at email@example.com.