Federal News Radio wants to hear from millennials in the federal workforce: what do you like best about your job? What influences you to stay in government, or what might impact your decision to leave? If you’re over age 35, tell us what your agency is doing to recruit and retain young talent.
Washington’s largest export may be advice from experts. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the warnings are often dire and involve something you are doing wrong.
Millennials make up about 16 percent of the federal workforce. The Office of Personnel Management says it wants to create a greater buzz around the federal job market and hire more young people. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, says direct outreach is one of the best ways to get more people interested in a federal career. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose there are a few tools your agency can use to spread the word.
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.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is taking some time off. Today’s guest columnist wonders why some federal employees — graying workforce, millennials and veterans — are getting all the attention while mid-career professionals are being treated like proverbial “red-headed stepchildren”.
Director Katherine Archuleta says the personnel agency is overhauling the government’s recruiting tools to attract tech-savvy twentysomethings who might not be charmed, exactly, by stuffy job descriptions or bureaucratic websites.
A new report by the Office of Personnel Management suggests the federal government is doing a better job of recruiting a new generation of workers than retaining them.
It’s an 80 million-strong generation, made up of people born over the last 30 years or so. Millennials outnumber Baby Boomers, but some say it’s a generation of potential workforce members that’s unaware of opportunities in federal government.
This week, Julie Perkins hosts a roundtable discussion of why government agencies should recruit and hire members of the millennial generation. October 3, 2014
Agencies’ scales tip strongly in the direction of older workers. The percentage of millennials in the federal workforce fell to 7 percent in 2013 — an eight-year low. This compares to about 23 percent in the private sector workforce.