The challenges facing this country are huge – whether keeping our homeland safe, restoring confidence in our financial system, or ensuring adequate health care for our veterans. Agencies must attract, develop and engage the most talented and diverse workforce possible in order to achieve the best for the American public. We have not always lived up to that goal. Sometimes we miss out on potential employees because of a slow application and hiring process. Other times we lose talented employees by not engaging them or recognizing their excellence. The Administration is addressing these problems in order to improve mission performance, and this website shows progress on some of the key human resource initiatives underway.
This site uses data received from agencies by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide the public with a virtual window into government-wide progress in recruiting, hiring, engaging, and retaining high-performing employees.
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To achieve its mission, the government must ensure that it is able to find and hire high-performing employees. We have terrific people in the Federal Government. However we often miss out on talented individuals, because the application and hiring process is so cumbersome and slow that people choose not to apply for positions or find other jobs before the hiring process is complete. To address this issue, the Administration is working to accelerate and improve the hiring process.
Attracting people to government service is only the beginning – agencies also must treat employees well in order to engage and retain them. To that end, agencies are continuing to promote a healthy work-life balance and create development opportunities to engage the workforce, improve employee well-being, and increase government performance.
We also must create a culture where employees strive to excel at performing their responsibilities. Agencies are working to create a culture where employees want to be, and can be, as effective as possible serving the public each and every day.