Navigate the Public Sector

Be aware of and act in accordance with public sector/NIH rules, regulations and protocols. Demonstrate diplomacy and political astuteness. Quickly and capably assess situations and optimize actions within the context.

Key Behaviors:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the workings of NIH and the Federal Government, and how to achieve results in these environments.
  • Identifies and keeps up to date on key national and international policies and economic, political and social trends that affect the organization.
  • Looks for and recognizes best practices, both within and outside NIH, that may be applied to a broader extent to better achieve organizational goals.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.