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Office of Operations (OO)

The Office of Operations (OO), an office within Departmental Administration (DA), provides leadership, direction, coordination, and guidance in activities at the USDA Headquarters Complex and the George Washington Carver Center (GWCC) in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Mark Rucker


Mark Rucker

Acting Director, Office of Operations

Mark Rucker is the Acting Director of the Office of Operations. Prior to joining the Office of Operations, he served as the Deputy Administrator for Management for the Farm Service Agency since December 2012. In this position, Mr. Rucker was responsible for the oversight of the Acquisition Management Division, the Emergency Preparedness Division, the Human Resource Division and the Management Services Division. More...

Doug Keeler, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Operations

Doug Keeler

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Operations

Mr. Douglas (Doug) Keeler is the Acting Deputy Director for the Office of Operations. Prior to joining the Office of Operations, Doug served as the Senior Advisor and Acting Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Administration in USDA. More...

The Office of Operations exercises its mission by providing leadership in areas relating to: facilities management, space management, engineering and architecture, internal energy conservation, environmental sustainability and waste management, occupational safety and environmental compliance.  In addition, OO provides centralized business services including mail management, printing and duplication, a nationwide disability resource center, office supplies, shipping/receiving, warehouse and labor services, a Consolidated Forms and Publications Distribution Center and Centralized Excess Property Operations.

Since 1984, USDA has been delegated the responsibility for managing, operating, maintaining, repairing, improving the Headquarters Complex, which encompasses 14.1 acres of grounds and two buildings containing approximately 2.5 million gross square feet of space, as well as the USDA-owned GWCC that comprises 350,000 total square feet, located on 73 acres in Beltsville, Maryland.

Office of Operations
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Suite 1456-S
Washington, DC 20250
(202) 720-3937