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We envision a Federal government with a workforce of the future that is inclusive, agile and engaged, and with the right skills to enable mission delivery. These interrelated principles are at the heart of OPM's mission to provide agencies with the latest tools, resources, and guidance to build a workforce ready to take on the future.

  • Workforce of the Future Playbook

    The Workforce of the Future Playbook supports a federal workforce that is inclusive, agile and engaged, and equipped with the right skills to deliver for the American people. The Playbook provides concrete actions that agencies can take to build and equip the workforce of the future, incorporating new strategies and sharing best practices across government.

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  • Thriving in a Hybrid Environment

    Hybrid work, which blends traditional in-office work with remote or telework, has emerged as a pivotal aspect of the future workforce paradigm. Recognizing its advantages, such as greater flexibility, enhanced employee satisfaction, and potential cost savings, OPM has developed a suite of resources to guide federal agencies in implementing and managing hybrid work environments. These resources delve into best practices, tools, and strategies to ensure that the transition to hybrid models is smooth, effective, and beneficial for both the agencies and their employees. (Right Skills, Agile & Engaged)

    • Thriving in a Hybrid Environment Training –This free government-wide training was developed by OPM to provide all federal employees with tools, tactics, tips, or tricks to enhance their hybrid work experience.
    • Hybrid Work FAQs -This page will continue to be updated as PM releases new FAQs aligned to the hybrid work environment. FAQs include telework, remote work, pay, and labor relations.
    • Hybrid Work Environment Toolkit -To support agencies and employees as they being to return to the office, OPM has developed a toolkit with information to assist in this next phase and beyond.
    • Post Hybrid Work Environment Guidance -Stay current with the latest guidance released by OPM human capital experts including telework, remote work, FAQs, and more.
  • Workforce Planning Guide

    The Workforce Planning (WFP) Guide is a resource for agency leaders, managers, supervisors, HR Specialists, and employees who are involved in analyzing the workforce, identifying gaps, as well as planning and implementing workforce action planning efforts. This big-picture tour of OPM’s Workforce Planning Model includes an appendix providing step-by-step guidance for identifying mission-critical occupations.

    Workforce Planning is a systematic and continuous process for identifying the size and composition of a workforce needed to achieve an organization’s goals and objectives—a process requiring all levels of leadership and management, working in coordination with their Chief Human Capital Officers, (CHCOs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), and other stakeholders. (Agile, Engaged)

  • Foresight Guidebook 

    Anticipating and planning for the future requires imagining and preparing to respond to a range of possible scenarios. This guidebook provides agencies with long-term planning strategies that account for uncertainties. OPM will publish regular updates with additional tips, tools, and insights to help agencies meet their mission in an ever-changing environment. (Right Skills)

  • Data Portal and Dashboards 

    Strong data can shed light on patterns, challenges, and opportunities within the workforce, and access to workforce data enables HR professionals to make more informed, strategic decisions. OPM’s data portal and dashboards provide a wealth of data your team can use to evaluate and plan for your workforce needs and include visual tools, such as graphs, heat maps, and trend lines, to make your analysis and interpretation of data easier to see and share. (Right Skills, Inclusive)

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