National Science Foundation

Sector | Federal
Service | Human Resources Solutions

The Problem

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a small, independent agency with a giant mission — “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” How does one small agency do all of that with limited people and budget? They work with the right partners. 


The Solution

For over two decades FMP has worked side-by-side with NSF’s Division of Human Resource Management (HRM) to provide them with expert advice, practical solutions, and extra hands to tackle any and all challenges. HRM is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and engaging a workforce intent on providing funding for research that will drive the U.S. economy, enhance the nation’s security, and advance knowledge to sustain global leadership. This is certainly no small task and over the past twenty years FMP has become a crucial partner, supporting HRM’s implementation of meaningful and impactful Foundation-wide programs and initiatives, allowing the NSF to focus on their mission. As a partner FMP has:

  • Conducted workforce analyses and developed workforce projection models  
  • Supported the implementation of ServiceNow through the development of standard operating procedures and process maps, and new learning materials for employees  
  • Analyzed and reported employee engagement and human capital analytics  
  • Designed, implemented, and evaluated hundreds of hours of instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, and web-based learning and development programs and offerings  
  • Implemented several standards and templates to evolve HRM’s internal capabilities  
  • Supported and provided expertise for countless human capital accountability reports, requests, and initiatives from stakeholders. 
  • Developed staff resources to facilitate a successful transition into a hybrid work environment  


The Result

Year after year FMP continues to engage in new and exciting work with NSF providing them with the support they need as they remain focused on their mission to attract, retain, and empower a talented and diverse workforce that can promote the progress of science.  

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