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S. Hrg. 114-548: Understanding the Millennial Perspective in Deciding to Pursue and Remain in Federal Employment, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, September 29, 2016   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the September 29, 2016 hearing on 'Understanding the Millennial Perspective in Deciding to Pursue and Remain in Federal Employment' before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement: "The Federal Government currently employs more than 2.5 million Executive Branch civilians. However, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), 600,000 Federal employees will be eligible to retire by September 2017. That is a staggering 31 percent of the current workforce. Unfortunately, those under 35 years of age make up only 16 percent of the government employees, meaning that in order to make up for the anticipated retirements, we must recruit and hire a new generation of Federal employees. While the need for effective government recruitment is apparent, especially with the amount of anticipated retirements, it is particularly important to show younger applicants that a government career can be fulfilling and a worth- while endeavor to be able to serve their fellow citizens. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles we must overcome in order to attract the key demographic millennials into the Federal workforce. When it comes to obstacles in hiring millennials in the Federal workforce, the two problems I hear about most often are the lengthy and cumbersome hiring process and the fact that many millennials believe government service is not a rewarding or fulfilling job." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mark Reinhold, Angela Bailey, Lauren Leo, Robert Goldenkoff.

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S. Hrg. 114-548
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2017
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