A new Federal CIO Council report provides 10 recommendations on how agencies can improve the hiring process and develop the future information technology workforce. The report titled Future of the Federal IT Workforce Update suggests the development of a governmentwide special pay system for the IT workforce, transition to a competency-based classification model for all IT positions, creation of interdisciplinary procurement teams and expansion of existing pilot programs to enhance recruitment efforts.Read More »
The U.S. Army placed its recruitment focus on younger individuals and has now exceeded the enlistment record of last year's first quarter through the use of digital methods. The service branch said Monday that it employed digital advertising, esports events and virtual recruiting methods to engage younger potential soldiers.Read More »
The Office of Personnel Management has proposed a rule that allows agencies to hire former federal personnel who have acquired higher-level skillsets and appoint them without competition to roles at any grade level for which they are qualified.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office calls on government agencies to implement strategies that will work to efficiently retain and hire employees.Read More »
James Stewart, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said the Department of Defense is working to grow its military force with new methods. DoD is using social media to advertise recruitment and applying artificial intelligence to build analysis-based engagement plans, according to an article published Friday on the department's website.Read More »
Adam Hickey, deputy assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice, told Federal News Network in an interview published Friday that DOJ is ramping up its efforts to recruit lawyers with background in modern technologies amid the increasing cyber threats facing the federal government.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission introduced a final rule to direct the agency’s chief information officer to play a “significant role” in developing FCC’s information technology capabilities. The FCC CIO will play a bigger role in IT oversight, management and governance; decision-making process for budgeting, multiyear and annual planning, programming and reports related to IT; and recruitment of IT personnel, according to the document.
Dave Mihelcic, federal chief technology and strategy officer at Juniper Networks, has said the government shutdown could push potential new hires, technologists and other highly skilled employees to seek employment outside the federal government, Nextgov reported Friday. “If this shutdown goes for much longer, you could see some of those best, most employable [people] fleeing,” he told Nextgov.