The National Nuclear Security Administration has launched an online mentoring program that connects senior staff with less-experienced employees to promote learning and the transfer of institutional knowledge across the nuclear security enterprise.
The program uses an interactive website and database to connect mentors and mentees in NNSA facilities across the nation and help employees identify the skills they need to learn and the colleagues who can teach them. The site also offers training to help mentors learn how best to convey their knowledge and experience to others.
“At NNSA, our people are our greatest asset, and we must make sure we’re doing everything we can to preserve and share knowledge as our highly skilled workforce transforms,” said Michael Kane, associate administrator for NNSA’s Office of Management and Administration. “Our ability to implement the president’s unprecedented nuclear security agenda depends on our ability to recruit and retain the next generation of nuclear security professionals and ensure that they have the tools they need to succeed.”
The program is available to federal employees at all nine NNSA sites, which allows employees at different locations to match skills to needs without geographic boundaries.