Tracy Wetrich is the director of Human Resources at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. She is responsible for developing, leading and managing the implementation of human resources policy and services, including workforce planning, training and career development, and management services to ensure optimum utilization of the workforce in accomplishing NASA's mission. Wetrich also oversees the NASA Exchange Operations which includes many of the morale, welfare and recreation activities and services at KSC.
Prior to joining NASA as a senior executive in August of 2006, Wetrich served as director of Human Resources for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), a large research and development organization in the Department of the Army, at Fort Monmouth, N.J. In this capacity she was responsible for the design, development and management of a comprehensive Human Resources Information System, the first of its kind in the Department of the Army. She was also the advisor and subject matter expert on the CERDEC Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Demonstration Project (Demo), an alternate personnel system tailored to the operational needs of the CERDEC, particularly in the areas of recruiting, retaining, compensating and rewarding employees.
Prior to this position, she was a supervisory management planning specialist responsible for providing guidance and clarification of policy to organizations at Fort Monmouth and worldwide. As a personnel specialist, she led the implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) for the 3,000 employees working for the Department of the Army at Fort Monmouth who were covered by the law.
Wetrich also served as an adjunct faculty member of the Army School for Human Resources developing curriculum and delivering instruction in the functional areas of human resources.
Wetrich began her federal career as a personnel management intern and has over 17 years of cross-functional human resource experience.
She has received numerous awards and honors throughout her career including two Commanders Awards for Civilian Service, and a Superior Civilian Service Award. She was born in Madison, Wis., and received a bachelor's degree in industrial and organizational sociology and personnel management from the University of Wisconsin in 1989.