Ms. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy. Her responsibilities include policy and oversight of civilian personnel plans, policies and programs that affect over 740,000 defense employees worldwide. Ms. Hinkle-Bowles portfolio spans the full spectrum of the Human Capital Lifecycle to include: talent acquisition, development and sustainment, performance management, strategic workforce and succession planning, leader development and Senior Executive Service Leadership Programs and the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW). Ms. Hinkle-Bowles is also responsible for policies and program guidance for the Department's 136,000 non-appropriated funded employees worldwide.
Prior to this appointment Ms. Hinkle-Bowles served as the Principal Director to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Civilian Personnel Policy. In this role, she supported the Deputy Assistant Secretary in formulating plans, policies and programs to manage the Department of Defense civilian workforce effectively and efficiently.