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Washington, D.C. - Hispanics are entering the Federal service in steady numbers according to Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government, the fourth annual report submitted to the President by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The report provides data on Hispanic representation in the Federal Government and highlights successful human capital strategies and practices used by agencies to recruit Hispanics to the Federal workforce.
OPM Director Kay Coles James said: "Under the provisions of Executive Order 13171, OPM is committed to identifying human capital practices effective in the recruiting of diverse candidates for Federal employment. The Federal government competes for talented individuals from every sector, and we ask stakeholders to further assist us by making their audiences fully aware of federal employment. Results of the report illustrate that progress is being made in achieving a higher percentage of Hispanic-American new hires, but far more can be done. I have encouraged our agency and others to utilize the information in this report to reinvigorate Hispanic recruitment and employee retention initiatives."
The fourth annual report showed Hispanics comprised 7.3 percent of the permanent Federal workforce as of June 30, 2004 compared to 7.0 percent a year earlier. It also highlighted Hispanics in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and other senior pay levels rose from 15,338 in FY2003 to 15,640 in FY2004.
In addition to statistical information, the current report highlighted the strategies employed by exceptional agencies that have achieved success in Hispanic recruitment through innovative and effective hiring practices in the areas of Community Outreach, Recruitment, Career Development and Accountability. The Department of Homeland Security; Environmental Protection Agency; National Science Foundation and Department of Labor were showcased for exemplary community outreach practices. There were also 13 agencies that commended for exemplary recruitment practices.
For a copy of the report, please call OPM's Office of Communication and Public Liaison at 202-606-2402.
Our mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve work force performance.