Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, has said that building up the federal workforce is a key element of President Barack Obama’s Management Agenda to bolster the government’s service to the public.
In a blog entry posted June 30 on the OPM website, Archuleta explained how she and Jonathan McBride, director of the Presidential Personnel Office, intend to support the agenda’s “People and Culture” portion through the Agency Priority Goal action plan.
The action plan focuses on employee engagement, the management team and talent acquisition to drive performance, leadership and workforce quality, Archuleta said.
OPM will use responses to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to produce unit-level reports and develop a data-mining dashboard to extract best practices and engagement strategies, as well as launch GovConnect to enable employee collaboration.
The agency also plans to deploy a new onboarding model and recruitment process for the government’s Senior Executive Service.
According to the entry, OPM will work with the Chief Human Capital Officers Council and hiring managers and diversity/inclusion directors across agencies to establish a faster recruitment process and boost their presence in the digital employment marketplace.