Guest blog post by Kimberly Trimble, Management Analyst and Human Resource Liaison, U.S. Economic and Development Administration
My name is Kimberly Trimble and I am a Management Analyst at the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). As the Human Resource Liaison for EDA, I handle recruitment, classification, position management, security and payroll activities for the bureau. I work closely with the Human Capital Client Services, Office of Employment & Compensation to get recruitment and classification activities completed. I also work closely with Enterprise Services to get payroll issues completed and resolved. Enterprise Services provides mission-enabling, shared-service solutions for the Department of Commerce.
A native Washingtonian, I grew up in Temple Hills, Maryland, where I attended Prince George’s County public schools. Upon completion of high school, I attended Bowie State University majoring in Business Administration. While attending Bowie State full-time, I started working for the federal government under the Student Temporary Employment Program. After graduating college, I became a permanent employee as a Management Analyst with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1998, my career in the human resources arena began, and my passion for helping others blossomed.
When the previous HR liaison left EDA, I competed for the vacant position, got the job, and started with EDA in July 2014.
With a lot of hurdles to cross from the time the recruitment package is submitted until the new employee takes their seat, I get a lot of gratification in helping to move perspective employees through the process.
This Public Service Recognition Week, I strongly recommend to America’s youth a career in federal service. Being a civil servant is often rewarding, offers great stability, benefits, the opportunity for career growth.
Remember, nothing beats a failure but a try!
Editorial Note: This post is part of a series in honor of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), showcasing the vast and diverse work of Commerce employees collectively working together to deliver important services that are helping the American economy grow.