Roughly 39 percent of federal employees said they were “unprepared” or “very unprepared” for the recent government shutdown, according to a survey from Clever Real Estate.
Award-winning astrophysicist and author of over 20 books, Neil deGrasse Tyson, discusses the state and importance of science and objective truth. Tyson also discusses why he looks forward to millennials to take the wheel, and his new book, Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military.
Everybody in your office under 40 could disappear, if federal agencies decide to implement a reduction in force in order to cut staff under the president’s proposed budget.
An expert on millennials in the workplace explains how traditional forms of recognition and reward for employees might not satisfy the younger professional generation.
After dealing with high unemployment, student loan burdens, and tightened credit rules, millennials realize nothing is guaranteed in the workplace and give as much loyalty as they feel coming back from an employer.
A whole generation of employees grew up being nurtured and coached, and they expect the same from their employers, says talent expert Jennifer Ives.
Guest columnist Steve Hellem wonders if millennials in government are probably thinking the same way baby boomer feds do.
Whether 39 years is young or old depends on which direction you’re looking from. But those 39 and under make up less than half the federal workforce. The younger they are, the higher their sense of engagement with their jobs and agencies. For more on the latest trends in the federal workforce, Federal Drive with Tom Temin talked with Robert Goldenkoff, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office.
Millenials in the federal workforce feel engaged in their agency’s mission, but it remains to be seen how motivated they’ll feel about the civil service midway through their government careers and beyond.
With 31 percent of the federal workforce eligible to retire by September 2019, most agencies acknowledge they’re racing against the clock to recruit and hire the next generation of federal employees. But repeat, persistent challenges are preventing them from recruiting new, young talent, agency chief human capital officers say.