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.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if your office is overrun with characters like Psyducks and Pikachus.
Is there an age gap in your office? Do older employees get along with millennials? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says welcome to the brave new world of Pokémon Go.
Federal News Radio reporters Nicole Ogrysko and Meredith Somers join host Mike Causey to discuss a recent FNR report of the impact of millennials on the federal workplace. July 13, 2016
A lot of my co-workers are my own kids’ ages, even younger sometimes. My feelings about that: So what?
As part of Federal News Radio’s special report, What Millennials Really Want from Federal Service, 61 percent of federal employees under age 35 say they feel they’re perceived or treated differently because of their age. These perceptions have some positive — many negative — impacts on their experiences in the federal workforce.
A Federal News Radio survey found the majority of federal employees under the age of 35 indicated an interest in staying in federal service. Many millennials said their passion for public service and their agencies’ missions were the main drivers behind their decision to stay in government.
Though a majority of federal employees under the age of 35 indicated their interest in staying within the federal government, many millennials said their decision depends on several different factors. Of the 39 percent of millennials who said they planned to leave government, the majority said they anticipated leaving within one-to-three years.
Burdened by student debt, the youngest federal employees are entering the workforce later than their predecessors. As part of a Federal News Radio special report, What Millennials Really Want from Federal Service, most young employees said they’d prefer to stay in government, as long as they have opportunities to develop their skills, careers and benefits.
The federal government has enough trouble hiring people, especially young people. It’s hard to get millennials in the door, but once you do, how do you keep them? Mallory Barg Bulman, director of research at the Partnership for Public Service, shares a few ideas on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.