Leaders fear sequester’s impact on recruitment, retention, service

Leaders fear sequester’s impact on recruitment, retention, service

May. 6, 2013 – 05:44PM   |
By STEPHEN LOSEY   |
Dan Tangherlini, acting head of the General Services Administration, says recruitment challenges will make it difficult for his agency to renew and revitalize its leadership ranks.Dan Tangherlini, acting head of the General Services Administration, says recruitment challenges will make it difficult for his agency to renew and revitalize its leadership ranks. (Thomas Brown/Federal Times)

The constant drumbeat of bad news and poor morale in the government is hurting recruitment and retention of mid- and upper-level employees at the General Services Administration, acting administrator Dan Tangherlini said Monday.

“We still have many, many more people who want to come work for us than we have [entry-level] opportunities,” Tangherlini said at a Public Service Recognition Week town hall sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service. “It’s really in midlevel retention, and mid- and upper-level recruitment, where we have people saying, ‘I’m not sure I want to make those sacrifices.’ ” Continue reading “Leaders fear sequester’s impact on recruitment, retention, service”