Fed Experience Findings on Hiring Practices Revealed

January 16, 2008

Peace Corps, AARP, IBM and Government Agencies to Present Research, Strategies to Attract the Best and the Brightest

The Peace Corps will be participating in a seminar and panel discussion on new and innovative ways to attract talented and experienced employees into the federal workforce on January 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

As a record number of experienced federal workers will soon retire, resign or otherwise leave the government, the nation faces an inadequate pipeline of talent to replace these losses. Strategic and immediate action is needed to strengthen the federal civil service in order to maintain a capable and competent government workforce. Public and private sector human resource experts from the Peace Corps, U.S. Department of Treasury, Small Business Administration, the AARP, and IBM will participate in discussions this on pressing subject.

The schedule includes opening remarks by Linda Springer, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and a presentation by the President and CEO of Partnership of Public Service, Max Stier, of FedExperience and its recent study on how to attract, manage, and develop a talented federal workforce. A panel discussion will follow and will include Patricia Connelly, Director of Human Resource Management for Peace Corps, Stanley Litow, President of the IBM International Foundation, Deborah Russell, Director of Workforce Issues at AARP, as well as management and human resources leaders from other federal agencies.

WHO: Federal agency and private sector leaders in Human Resource Management

WHEN: January 17, 2008, 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

CONTACTS: Peace Corps Press Office, Tel: 202.692.2230

About Peace Corps: The Peace Corps is celebrating a 46-year legacy of service at home and abroad. Since 1961, more than 190,000 Volunteers have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 139 countries where Volunteers have served. Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment. Visit us at www.peacecorps.gov for more information.

About Partnership for Public Service: The Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finalizing the federal service. It has two principal areas of focus: inspiring new talent to join federal service; and working with government leaders to help transform government so that the best and brightest will enter, stay and succeed in meeting the challenges of our nation. Their work includes all aspects of how people are managed, from attracting them to government, leading them, supporting their development and managing performance—all the essential ingredients for forming and keeping a winning team.

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