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VA Maryland Health Care System

 

VA Maryland Health Care System Announces New Chief of Human Resources Management Service

Teresa A. Gividen, Chief, Human Resources Management Service
Teresa A. Gividen has been appointed the new chief of Human Resources Management Service for the VA Maryland Health Care System.

Teresa A. Gividen, a resident of Elkton, Md., has been appointed the new chief of Human Resources Management Service for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System.  Gividen, who joined the VA Maryland Health Care System in 1979, has served more than 26 years in government service.

The majority of Gividen’ s years in government service have been at the VA Maryland Health Care System’s Perry Point VA Medical Center in the human resources field, where she has held positions ranging from file clerk and program support assistant to human resources  specialist, supervisory specialist and assistant chief.  She has also held other program support positions at Perry Point in the Executive Office and Medical Administration Service.  Additionally, Gividen has worked as an executive assistant to the director of the U.S. Army’s Publication Center in Middle River, Md.

As the chief of Human Resources Management Service for the VA Maryland Health Care System, Gividen will lead her staff to offer a full array of personnel services.  Additionally, she will be responsible to educate managers on human resources processes and procedures, assist fellow VA employees to develop their best potential, and help fellow service chiefs with implementing succession planning strategies.

Gividen maintains continuous learning in human resources and serves as a mentor for the Pathways Program that connects students and recent graduates with career opportunities within the federal government.  She also serves as a facilitator for the Civility, Respect, and Engagement in the Workplace (CREW) program, which empowers VA employees to build healthier working relationships to meet VA’s mission of providing quality health care for Veterans.

Gividen is a member of the Cecil Post #15 American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary and volunteers at community nursing homes.