Human Resources Management & Development Officer Dana L. Askins is Human Resources Officer for the Office of Human Resource Management and Development at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA. Selected for the position in July 2013, Askins provides the full range of Human Resources services and is responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating Dryden's human resources programs.
Prior to assuming her current position, Askins gained extensive human resources experience from other federal agencies as well as at NASA Centers over a 26-year career. She first came to NASA as a cooperative education student intern, working in the acquisitions and human resources departments at NASA Dryden (now Armstrong) and NASA's Ames Research Center from 1987 through 1990. She then converted to a permanent human resources position at NASA Ames until 2000.
Over the next 13 years, Askins gained a wide range of experience in a series of increasingly responsible human resources positions at other federal agencies, among them the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Attorney's office in the Department of Justice, the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Forest Service. Her assignments included human resources accountability and management, policy, employee relations, performance management and awards, employee benefits, classification, and staffing.
A graduate of Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA, Askins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources from California State University, Bakersfield in 1990. She also is a 2011 graduate of the Leadership Development Program of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Center for Leadership Capacity Services.
Askins is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and of the Society for Human Resources Management.