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DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today issued the Report on Agencies' Use of Hiring Flexibilities. It contains baseline data on the use, effectiveness and efficiency of hiring flexibilities that federal agencies may use to create a workforce that is best suited to accomplish their mission and goals. The report may also be used when deciding whether or not to make changes to governmentwide policies on hiring flexibilities.
"The demographics of the federal workforce are changing, with roughly 60 percent of the workforce expected to be eligible for retirement over the next decade," said OPM Director Linda M. Springer. "This report contains information on what hiring authorities federal agencies are using to create and maintain a strong workforce."
The report's findings were obtained through an on-line survey and OPM's Personnel Data File (CPDF), and it focused on the following appointing authorities:
OPM continues to provide agencies with tools to assist them in educating supervisors and managers on using hiring flexibilities and it has implemented numerous recruiting and hiring initiatives over the past two years, including the Career Patterns Initiative— a 21st century approach to recruiting talent.
A full copy of the report can be found at www.opm.gov/publications/special/hflex2008.pdf [1.39 MB]
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.