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Office of Human Capital (OHC)

The Office of Human Capital (OHC) provides strategic programs, client services and workforce relations support to ICE employees. OHC provides oversight and guidance to ICE’s managers, ensuring compliance with human resources (HR) policies and practices.

ICE’s two HR Service Centers are located in Dallas, Texas, and Laguna Niguel, Calif. HR specialists at these centers focus on recruiting and retaining a highly qualified workforce, while managing the agency’s day-to-day HR operations.

OHC’s goals include the following:

  • Implementing workforce planning strategies to optimize organizational effectiveness;
  • Developing human capital programs, policies and strategic planning for HR issues affecting ICE; and
  • Creating an environment that values employees and promotes work-life balances


OHC is responsible for attracting, developing and retaining a talented and diverse workforce to protect and secure the homeland.

Alan Swendiman, Acting Human Capital Officer
Alan Swendiman
Acting Human Capital Officer

Alan Swendiman rejoined the Federal government when he became the Chief of Staff for the Office of Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the summer of 2010. Immediately after his arrival, Mr. Swendiman was significantly involved in the restructuring of that office. Prior to joining OPLA, he was an equity director with the regional law firm of Jackson & Campbell, P.C., in Washington, D.C., in its Business and Government Law and Real Property and Asset Management practice groups.

Mr. Swendiman has extensive government knowledge and experience. He served as General Counsel and Acting Chief of Staff of the General Services Administration, where he was engaged in procurement, government leasing, labor and employment, legislative, litigation defense, and ethics matters. His subsequent assignment was as Special Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Administration, where he managed the delivery of administrative support and services to the Executive Office of the President, including acquisitions, financial management, information systems, cyber-security, human resources management, emergency preparedness, facilities management, and security. His most recent government appointment was as General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development. In these Federal appointments, he was either the chief legal or administrative officer for the agencies.

Mr. Swendiman has more than 30 years of experience in the private practice of law, handling a wide range of business and commercial legal matters, including government contracts, leasing, purchase and sale of real estate, employment, governance, business succession planning, and general corporate counseling. He is a member of the Government Contracts Section of the District of Columbia Bar. He served on the Executive Committee of Jackson & Campbell, as well as its Managing Director for a term.