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Federal Government Trying to Break Free of Antiquated Hiring Systems

June 2, 2022


The federal government is struggling mightily to recruit, retain and develop the talent it needs to succeed and earn the reputation of being a “model employer.”

Agencies and their HR leaders are working to upgrade antiquated systems and processes. The new-hire process currently takes an average of 100 days to complete, double that of the private sector.

The Alliance for Digital Innovation hosted a session in Washington, D.C., on May 24 to share steps that federal agencies are taking and to develop a human capital strategy that supports public-sector institutions in a changing world. Currently, Millennials and members of Generation Z make up only 7 percent of the federal workforce.

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