Tim McManus, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

Millennials make up about 7 percent of the federal workforce. About 61 percent of millennials who do work for the government say they’re satisfied with their jobs. But the median time they stay at those jobs is just under four years. That’s according to results in the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tim McManus is vice president for education and outreach for the Partnership for Public Service. He shared his Top 3 for...

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Millennials make up about 7 percent of the federal workforce. About 61 percent of millennials who do work for the government say they’re satisfied with their jobs. But the median time they stay at those jobs is just under four years. That’s according to results in the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tim McManus is vice president for education and outreach for the Partnership for Public Service. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He told Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko he’s optimistic government can do more to attract more millennials to the federal workforce, but it needs to overcome a few challenges first.

Tim McManus’s Top 3 for 2015

  1. Hiring more millennials in 2015: Where the opportunities are to bring more millennials into government, what challenges remain and how the Pathways programs can help.
  2. The future of the Senior Executive Service: How will the proposed reforms strengthen the SES and what will be the lasting impact of the legislation that has allowed for the VA to fire senior execs? Is this bill a slippery slope?
  3. Improving federal employee morale: Even though federal employee satisfaction with their jobs and workplaces declined for a fourth consecutive year, 43 percent of agencies and their subcomponents raised their employee satisfaction scores, proving that good management can make a difference. Is this a sign that things are on the upswing? How can more agencies focus on improving employee morale?

In our special radio report, Top 3 for 2015, federal experts tell In Depth host Francis Rose what top three concepts, trends or priorities they believe will be important in 2015.