The U.S. Office of Personnel Management and theÂ Chief Human Capital Officers CouncilÂ are continuingÂ on their collaboration to address potential skill gaps in what agencies deem as “mission critical” occupations inÂ government, Acting OPM Director Beth CobertÂ said Friday.
Cobert wrote in a memo to federal agency HR leadersÂ that the partnership aims to bolster “at risk” occupations including economists, HR specialists, auditors, acquisition, cybersecurity and STEM functional area.
OPM will provide guidance and tools for root cause analysis, set targets and develop action plans and outcome-oriented metrics and aid agencies in its skills gap closure objectives.
The CHCO council will also work with occupational leaders that represent each government-wide MCOs to come up with a strategy that will look to discover the causes of an “at risk” occupation.
Each CHCO agency also identified its respective agency-specific MCOs to address for skills gap closure in an effort to meet individual agency mission requirements,Â Cobert said
TheÂ process and evaluation methodology created for skills gap closureÂ includes an agency lead appointment, short and long term strategy development, progress monitoring and other reporting requirements.