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A new report says too many top jobs in the Obama administration are vacant a year into the president's term. The Partnership for Public Service credits President Barack Obama for a well-organized transition to the White House. But it faults the president's team and Congress for filling top posts too slowly.
A look back on the year for the federal workforce
Success in succession planning is as important as ever.
In exchange for generous scholarships in fields such as engineering, information technology, foreign languages and public health, the scholars would commit to three to five years of service in an agency of the federal government.
How managers can go forward given news that the engagement of top performers is down by 25 percent.
Programs like Senator Kaufman's Great Feds Initiative are so important at a time when feds are under attack -- literally as in the case of the IRS supervisor killed in Austin, Texas, and the two officers wounded at the Pentagon, and figuratively as in the recent articles suggesting that federal employees are overpaid. These programs really help put a face on public service.
Is your agency hiring this year? If so, do you have a strategic plan to engage and retain your new employees? Learn easy and cost-effective ways to improve employee performance and retention.
The overall federal workforce is projected to decline by about 42,600 in fiscal 2011, but it will remain at slightly more than 2 million people.