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Brad Carson: DoD Personnel System Behind Developments in HR Practices

Brad Carson
Brad Carson

Brad Carson, acting defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, is working to overhaul a Pentagon personnel management system that he believes has fallen behind developments in civilian human resources, Defense News reported Wednesday.

Joe Gould writes that Carson, who is also undersecretary of the U.S. Army, told an Association of the United States Army event audience that needed reforms cover processes for accessions, promotions, attrition, civil schooling and compensation.

“What once worked for us has, in the 21st century, become unnecessarily inflexible and inefficient,” Carson said.

“There is a revolution going on in human resources today, and we are not taking part in it.”

He noted that attrition numbers among female officers is one of the areas that reform efforts will focus on.

Carson is due to submit a report on his findings to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter by Aug. 19 as the department seeks to secure congressional support for military personnel system reform, the report said.

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