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Building a senior executive pipeline

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What: "Building the Leadership Bench," the Partnership for Public Service and McKinsey & Company's study on what steps the government should take in developing a pipeline for Senior Executive Service members. The report is based on SES stats as well as interviews and focus groups with political leaders, senior executives, leadership-development program participants and human resources personnel from agencies across the federal government.

Why: Almost two thirds of those holding top managerial and policy positions in government will be eligible for retirement in the next five years. Last year, 8 percent of career Senior Executive Service members retired, the highest in four years.  

Verbatim: "Although many agencies have elements of a strong pipeline in place, such as workforce planning or training, we found that those elements often are disconnected from one another rather than functioning as parts of a cohesive strategy."

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Reid Davenport is an FCW editorial fellow. Connect with him on Twitter: @ReidDavenport.

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