Michael Peckham

ReInvent Grants Management Lead, HHS

Mr. Michael (Mike) Peckham is the ReInvent Grants Management Lead for the Department–wide ReImagine Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative and currently the Acting CFO of HHS’s Program Support Center (PSC). He brings over 30 years experience in federal accounting, program management, systems implementation, and grants to promote the HHS goals of modernizing Grants Management. Prior to taking this executive role, Mike served as the Director of the HHS DATA Act Program Management Office, successfully complying with requirements set forth in the Act for the largest federal Department. He concurrently led a pilot of activities tested by recipients and recognized within a GAO report to reduce redundancies, burden, and cost for recipients of federal grant awards.

Mike previously served as the Director of the Division of Payment Management and System Owner of the largest grant payment system in the federal government, operated within HHS’s PSC. He was responsible for grant disbursements in excess of $400 billion annually, to all 50 states, United States territories, and over 120 countries worldwide. During his tenure in this position, he led a system modernization project to expand the use of electronic workflows, enhanced automated reporting functionalities, improved the user interface/experience, and revamped the organizational website.

From 2004 through 2006, Mike held instrumental roles during the HHS initiative to implement Oracle Federal Financials. He was the Project Accounting module lead and a Subject Matter Expert in Accounts Payable. After completing the project, Mike held management positions overseeing various modules (i.e., Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Fixed Assets, Project Accounting, Accounts Receivable) at both HHS and the Department of Energy, successfully leading initiatives to strengthen management controls and address audit concerns/findings.


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