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In 2021, Generation Z had fewer Black federal employees than the average for all age groups, and those employees saw higher rates of attrition than their Gen Z counterparts of other races. Understanding federal workforce trends through the lens of generational groups can be helpful both for recruitment and to evaluate where and why important talent is leaving so that leaders can create solutions to prevent the turnover.
Several barriers make it difficult for federal hiring managers working outside the Washington, D.C. area to recruit and retain talent. By serving as a connector between job seekers and federal agencies, the Partnership aims to reduce these barriers.
Affinity groups—a group of employees with similar backgrounds, interests or demographic factors—can be a resource to help federal agencies foster a sense of belonging in the workplace, improve employee retention and increase recruitment of underrepresented communities.