Agencies are finding ways on their own to hire top talent, reskill existing employees and manage their workforces with more agility, a skill the Trump administration says is necessary absent some sweeping civil service modernization.
Tim McManus, chief operating officer of the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about some of the latest thinking.
Agencies have launched a gamut of successful robotic process automation pilots in recent years, but moving those projects onto the next phase of broader adoption has proven more difficult.
The first cohort of the Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy has helped the administration identify some promising successes and some tough challenges, which federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said will inform future iterations of the program and other training initiatives.
USDA is the latest agency to announce a new training and reskilling opportunity, this time geared for rising IT employees interested in becoming a CIO or CISO.
Agencies have gotten buy-in from their employees when it comes to automating rote tasks liked data entry. But it’s a tougher sell for data-driven decision-making.
As part of the Trump administration’s broad efforts to reskill the federal workforce, the Office of Personnel Management has new a toolkit and playbook for agencies to tackle the unknown.
The Defense Department has agreed to use the Office of Personnel Management’s USALearning platform, which the two agencies said will not only benefit DoD and its efforts to consolidate its business platforms but also the administration’s broad efforts to retrain and reskill the federal workforce.
A new cyber workforce executive order charges multiple agencies to develop a rotational assignment program, which would create details for top talent in and around federal agencies and the private sector.
The Trump administration is also planning to study the full scope of federal employees’ pay, benefits other opportunities for recognition, in effort to prove to Congress that the workforce would benefit from more flexible performance-based awards over across-the-board pay raises.