Meeting of the minds
- By George I. Seffers
- Jul 31, 2000
Benefits of the DARPA Experimental Personnel Management Program for Technology
Workers, according to DARPA's first annual report to Congress:
For the 12 positions filled, DARPA offered total compensation packages
worth $109,000 to $150,000. The same personnel were receiving $110,340
to $240,000 in total compensation while employed in private industry.
Reduced hiring times
In the two years preceding implementation of the program, it took 3.5
months to 10 months to hire a new employee without prior government service.
Under the experimental program, time from earliest acceptance to earliest
possible report-for-duty date has averaged less than two weeks, and the
time from offer to actual reporting date has averaged 34 days.
Attracting technology's top guns
Individuals hired under the program have earned advanced technology
degrees and held senior manager or director positions in the private sector.
Three held positions as vice presidents or chief scientists. One was president
and chief executive officer of a company.