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Need for the Next Generation

For more than a decade, the threat of a retirement wave has loomed over the federal government. So what is the government doing to bring young people into the federal workforce? Our series, Need for the Next Generation, highlights some of the innovative ways agencies are recruiting and retaining the next generation of federal employees.

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Introduction: The need for the next generation

The federal government faces a growing number of workers eligible for retirement. At the same time, agencies are seeing its newest workers leaving in the largest numbers. What are agencies doing to bring in the next generation of federal workers?

Monday - 01/24/2011, 11:02am EST
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Innovation From OPM's Basement

Part of "The Need for the Next Generation" special report, the Office of Personnel Management is creating an innovation lab in its basement to test different workplaces and work styles.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 11:12am EST

Agency Tip 1: Get out the message

Part of "The Need for the Next Generation" special report, GAO explains how the watchdog agency re-imagined its brand and recruiting methods to become a highly competitive agency for young people to work for.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 02:01am EST

Agency Tip 2: Provide career development

Part of "The Need for the Next Generation" special report, the VA Acquisition Academy's internship program develops future contracting professionals through rigorous classes, job rotations and leadership development.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 02:01am EST
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Agency Tip 3: Manage with a ‘personal touch'

Young people want more of a mentor than a supervisor. Part of "The Need for the Next Generation" special report looks at what characteristics young feds expect of their managers.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 02:04am EST

Agency Tip 4: Make new hires feel welcome

Part of "The Need for the Next Generation" special report, NASA's Toni Dawsey explains how the space agency revamped its onboarding program for new hires.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 02:01am EST