In December 2011, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) invited Federal Chief Human Capital
Officers to encourage their agency staffs to attend a half-day workshop exploring the challenges and opportunities involved in the
recruitment, hiring, and retention of science and engineering (S&E) professionals. Nearly 50 key staff members from 18 Federal
agencies joined representatives from OSTP and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management at the Workshop on Attracting and
Retaining S&E Talent in the Federal Government convened on February 10, 2012, in Washington, DC. This document provides a
summary of the workshop, including the results of a pre-workshop survey and interviews exploring the experiences of Federal
hiring managers and human resource (HR) specialists in recruiting and retaining scientists and engineers. An annotated bibliography
is also provided.