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Pentagon Drafts Plan to Reform Civilian Personnel Mgmt System

PentagonDefense Secretary Ashton Carter is reviewing the Defense Department‘s draft Force of the Future blueprint that proposes 11 strategies to reform the way DoD recruits and trains its civilian workforce, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

Aaron Boyd writes DoD proposed to form a digital services team at its Washington and Silicon Valley offices to help civilian agency components improve delivery of public services.

DoD also seeks to develop a talent exchange program between the department and the private sector, as well as a scholarship program for women interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering or math careers.

The “Force of the Future plan” also calls for DoD to build a civilian job search website similar to USAJobs.gov and to increase recruitment activities at universities.

DoD also wants to establish a talent development center and a civilian human capital innovation lab, offer a joint duty assignment program for mid-career civilian workers and migrate its human resource and payroll management system to a cloud platform.

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