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Public Service Agency Unveils Recommendations on Gov’t IT Workforce Sustainment

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Jeff Brody

The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service recommends that the federal government optimize its hiring processes and modernize civil service preferences to sustain the information technology workforce, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. The commission advised that the government needs to develop technical skill standards, create a civilian group comprised of former government IT employees and grow the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy.

Additionally, the agency noted that the government may offer a 12-month noncompetitive eligibility to federal internship graduates and assess around 35 percent of general schedule and senior executive service performance on recruitment, personnel management and human capital roles.

The memorandum was released during a recently concluded hearing for critical skills on May 15. The agency intends to host 13 more hearings before it delivers a final report to Congress in March 2020. The commission has also encouraged the public to send their suggestions in light of the report.