From ELC: Federal workforce could change with new administration

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Now is the time for federal managers to step up their recruiting and hiring efforts, according to a panelist at the Executive Leadership Conference.


Kevin Caroll, president of the Kevin Carroll Group, pointed to uncertainty in the private-sector job market. "There are a lot of attractive things about a government job right now," he said. "I think we don't take advantage of that. That's an important thing to get under control."


Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama has pledged to cut the federal workforce, and the government's use of contractors is always under scrutiny. But other panelists, in response to an audience member's question, said pressure to reduce their costs is nothing new.


 

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

Featured

  • Workforce
    White House rainbow light shutterstock ID : 1130423963 By zhephotography

    White House rolls out DEIA strategy

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration issued agencies a roadmap to guide their efforts to develop strategic plans for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), as required under a as required under a June executive order.

  • Defense
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Why DOD is so bad at buying software

    The Defense Department wants to acquire emerging technology faster and more efficiently. But will its latest attempts to streamline its processes be enough?

Stay Connected