Federal agencies are struggling to recruit and hire the vital talent needed to ensure our government’s health and security. Due to competition for top candidates and a deeply broken federal hiring process, many of the brightest employees in critical fields like cybersecurity, science, technology, engineering and math are choosing other employers over the federal government. Young people, whose energy and creativity in the workplace is valuable, are vastly underrepresented compared to the broader labor market. And it is challenging for government to attract and hire mid- and senior-level talent from outside government, who could bring fresh perspectives and innovations from other sectors to solve federal challenges.
At the Partnership for Public Service, we’re helping federal agencies address their workforce gaps. By advocating for needed policy changes; helping agencies improve their recruiting and hiring strategies; and educating students, faculty and career services professionals and talent more broadly about federal opportunities, we are removing the barriers that obstruct candidates at all experience levels from entering public service.