Human resource executives: Tight budgets, brain drain challenge federal workforce

Agencies ‘bracing for change,’ according to survey

September 03, 2012|By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun

With baby boomers hitting retirement age, federal agencies expect challenging years ahead in grooming the next crop of leaders, managing heavier workloads, and attracting skilled professionals to work for the government, according to a recent survey of federal executives.

Fifty-five federal executives told the Partnership for Public Service that their main challenges were declining budgets, high turnover due in part to retirements, inadequate leadership and succession planning and competency gaps in human resources and agency leadership skills. Continue reading “Human resource executives: Tight budgets, brain drain challenge federal workforce”