In effort to foster a more diverse and inclusive workforce, the Coast Guard is also developing a new certification program to create “diversity and inclusion practitioners” across its leadership cadre.
Ahead of Public Service Recognition Week, the federal community will remind Americans that the employees who serve them are a diverse group of people who live and work throughout the country.
The CIO Council’s event highlighted the role of women and the impact they are making in the federal IT, cybersecurity.
OPM’s Hispanic Council is considering whether a new executive order would put more pressure on the president and cabinet agencies to improve diverse recruitment and retention.
The Homeland Security Department held the second of its major hiring events last December. It made about 40 job offers to college students and recent graduates for a few positions across all of DHS’ components. Now, the department is reviewing what worked and what didn’t from the virtual job fair to inform its 2017 recruitment strategy.
The Office of Personnel Management is expanding its definition of “diversity.” It wants agencies to not only think about and study race, national origin and gender but also differences in age, experience and perspective. The goal is to get top agency leaders to think about diversity and inclusion as an enterprise-wide challenge, not just a human capital issue.
The White House hosts agency leaders to develop concrete, actionable ideas on developing a more diverse, inclusive federal workforce.
Federal employees with disabilities made up 14.4 percent of the workforce in fiscal 2015, an improvement over 2014’s 13.6 percent. Agencies also hired more employees with disabilities, 26,466 new hires compared with 20,618 new hires in 2014. The latest report from the Office of Personnel Management on the topic shows record disability hiring among agencies over the past 35 years.
The Air Force is standing up a new human capital analytics office, hoping to make better use of the data it already has in order to help solve ongoing recruiting and retention challenges.
Hispanics represented 8.5 percent of the permanent federal workforce in 2015, a 0.1 percent bump over fiscal 2014’s numbers. Though 2015 marks the sixth consecutive year where the Hispanic federal population has increased, leaders within the Office of Personnel Management are noticeably disappointed that the progress is happening slowly.