OPM lays out recruitment strategy

The Office of Personnel Management this week laid out its strategy bringing diverse talent into the federal workforce.

OPM said its data-driven strategy—called the REDI Roadmap (Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion)—incorporates a range of technology tools to attract, develop and retain federal workers. The strategy also aims to support other initiatives, including diversity and inclusion efforts, skills development, and veteran and disability hiring programs.

“OPM is collaborating with agencies and stakeholders from across government to help managers untie hiring knots and eliminate barriers to recruitment and hiring," said OPM Director Katherine Archuleta."The REDI Roadmap provides the tools and strategy that will aid federal agencies in their efforts to ensure that our federal workforce draws from the rich diversity of the people it serves.”

OPM said the strategy is founded on three ideas: "Decisions are based on data. Digital tools are used to attract and engage a model workforce. And, customer service and stakeholder partnerships are at the heart of everything we do."

Key objectives outlined in the plan, include relaunching the USAJOBS.gov website; improving the effectiveness of the Pathways Program; expanding the use of social media tools for recruitment; expanding partnerships with stakeholders such as colleges and universities; and making it easier to attract more diverse talent to the Senior Executive Service.

The plan available here.

Reader comments

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 oa


Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Oh we are going to revamp USAJOBS, great, how's about allowing the workforce you already have to all this training. Most people don't want to work for the Federal Government as they see what this employer is doing to the now present workforce. They are not sticking their heads in the sand, and they don't want to waste time waiting to maybe get a raise in 5 or 10 years at the relm of Congress shooting some scraps there way. Take care of the Federal workforce you have now, we aren't dead yet, and most of us like working where we are, try letting some of us go up in grade without having to move to a different office or agency.

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

OPM stop this nonsense, I work for the Military in Latham, NY. When our soldiers went to war for Desert Storm and all the other smaller wars since then, they were told "when you return, you will be allowed to have your old jobs back", but because most of the soldiers that did return were wounded, that didn't happen. Instead, the contractors were allowed to stay and the Vets got screwed. Now, OPM wants to allow these same contractors the Federal Civilian jobs, because we can't apply for them, so now they will be listed under some tom, dick and harry MOS so civilians Federal Techs can't apply, nor can the dual soldiers, and the wounded soldiers apply. Contractors by the way, some of them are retired soldiers who did not want to go overseas and do their duties or did a number of tours and retired from their old military jobs. Stay retired, allow the wounded vets to come in and get this bldg up to code for Handicapped personnel, most of the State buildings are so old, they have steel doors to the womens and mens rooms that are too heavy for handicappers to push to get inside or leave the room without a lot of push and pull.

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

More recruitment garbage from OPM. The Washington brain trust has forgotten that as long as veterans are on a CERT all the talent in the world takes a back seat to them. So much for all the cool acronyms and flavors of the day. And yes, I am a combat vet. Get real OPM!

Tue, Mar 10, 2015 Juanita DC

I think it should read DIRE... Diversity, Inclusion, Recruitment and Engagement, All is the correct order as needed!!!

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