About EPA's Deputy Assistant Administrator for Administration and Resources Management
Arron Helm currently serves as the Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) for the Administration and Resource Management (ARM) within the EPA’s Office of Mission Support (OMS). Before his time as the DAA, Arron served as Director of the Office of Administration and Resources Management, Research Triangle Park (OARM-RTP) within OMS. As Director, Arron oversaw the EPA’s largest owned facility providing information technology and facility infrastructure and operations support for over 2,000 people. During his tenure as Director, Arron focused on strengthening OARM-RTP’s cybersecurity.
In addition to RTP campus infrastructure and site operations, Arron oversaw the Human Resources Management Division (HRMD) and the RTP Human Resources (HR) Shared Service Center, which provides HR operational support to over half of the agency. Under Arron’s leadership, the agency hired nearly 2,000 new employees since March 2020 and seen a net gain of over 600 employees since the beginning of FY20, while achieving historically low Time-to-Hire averages and extremely high recruitment success rates for the agency.
In 2019, Arron served as Acting Director of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) and prior to serving as OARM-RTP Office Director, he served for a combined 7 years as Division Director and Deputy Division Director of OARM-RTP’s HRMD. Arron joined EPA in 2000 as Regional Labor Relations Officer in Region 2, New York City. During his tenure in Region 2, Arron served in various roles of increasing responsibility, including Labor Relations Officer, and Human Resources Officer for the Region. He moved to Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina in 2009 when he accepted the position of Deputy Division Director, of HRMD and the newly established Human Resources Shared Service Center. Arron earned a bachelor’s degree from Wagner College, a master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a professional certificate in Collective Bargaining Studies from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.