Attracting and Retaining Science and Engineering Talent in the Federal Government A Workshop Summary

February, 2013
IDA document: d-4740
FFRDC: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Type: Documents
Bill Brykczynski, Pamela Ebert Flattau, Rashida Nek See more authors
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.