OPM lays out recruitment strategy
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Mar 09, 2015
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.