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Suzanne Israel Tufts, Assistant Secretary








Suzanne Israel Tufts, Assistant Secretary

Suzanne Israel Tufts was nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate as the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Administration on December 21, 2017. Ms. Tufts possesses extensive skills and experiences across many silos, including practicing law and spending over 20 years in management and consulting. She will lead HUD's Office of Administration tasked with delivering administrative support and customer service to HUD employees nationwide. As HUD's chief administrative officer, Ms. Tufts will oversee the Department's human resources, emergency planning, contract procurement and training needs. Read the full bio.


What We Do

The Chief Administrative Office (OCAO) is responsible of providing administrative and customer support to HUD employees.

The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures associated with human capital management of the Department. The Chief Human Capital Officer also advises the Secretary and senior management on all human resource matters as well as setting the workforce development strategy for the agency.

The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO)  is responsible for obtaining all contracted goods and services required by the Department efficiently and in the most cost-effective manner possible to enable the Department to meet its strategic objectives. OCPO provides vital logistic support to the Department's program offices and other support offices in meeting their mission needs and provides leadership throughout the Department for fundamentally sound business practices.