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RELEASE : 31-06
Tracy Anania Named Director of KSC Human Resources
Kennedy Space Center Director Jim Kennedy announced today Tracy Anania has been appointed the center's director of Human Resources.

In this position, Anania will oversee the center's civil service staffing requirements, manage employee classifications and compensation, and build training and leadership development programs.

Anania currently serves as the director of Human Resources for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center for the Department of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J. This directorate has 21 staff workers and is responsible for Human Resources services in the areas of recruitment, retention, career development and training, performance management and employee recognition, and employee and labor-management relations.

"Tracy is a superb addition to the senior staff at KSC," Kennedy said. "She has a reputation for navigating large technical organizations through times of significant change. With what lies ahead of KSC in the next few years implementing the Vision for Space Exploration, I couldn't think of a better person for this position."

Anania's career with federal service human resources began in 1989 as a career intern assigned to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command. She advanced her career in that Command until her appointment as the director of Human Resources in April 2002. Her career started immediately after her graduation from the University of Wisconsin in May 1989 with a major in Industrial and Organizational Sociology and Personnel Management.

Anania is expected to arrive at Kennedy within the next month to assume her position.

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