Patsy G. Smith
Human Resource Management and Development Patsy G. Smith is Human Resources Officer for the Office of Human Resource Management and Development at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. Selected for the post in March 2008, Smith provides personnel management services and is responsible for planning, developing and coordinating Dryden's personnel programs.
She previously served as a Human Resource Specialist for two years at NASA Dryden.
Smith began her career in personnel management and other administrative positions in the federal government in late 1972 at the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, Calif.
In August 1982 she transferred to Ft. Riley, Kan., where she served as a secretary and then as an administrative officer until being selected as an Employee Relations Specialist in September 1987. In that post, Smith was responsible for reviewing program directives, policies and guidance and for developing plans, policies and procedures for administration of the Performance Management System and advising management on disciplinary actions.
Smith was promoted to Supervisory Personnel Management Specialist in 1991 for a newly formed division with responsibilities for processing personnel actions, employee benefits, retirements and workers' compensation claims for the civilian workforce. She also oversaw implementation, systems configuration and accreditation of new automated equipment in Ft. Riley's civilian personnel office. She then served as a staffing/classification specialist for a year, providing classification, position management, staffing support and management advisory services.
In June 1996, Smith was advanced to senior specialist in the design, implementation and operation of automated data systems for personnel processes and managing system operations. She then became supervisor of the same organization until she accepted a Human Resource Specialist post at NASA Dryden in June 2006.
Smith studied at Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, Calif., and Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest. Smith received the Commanders Award for Civilian Service in 1995 and two achievement medals for civilian service in 2002 and 2006 while employed by the U.S. Army.