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. https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/439505-the-talent-management-problem-plaguing-effective-government
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THE TALENT MANAGEMENT PROBLEM PLAGUING EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT
The problem within the Federal civil service is not too many bad employees, it is an antiquated talent management system which fails to keep up with rapidly changing workforce dynamics. A lack of robust workforce planning and training efforts has placed human capital management on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) High Risk list consistently since 2001. This problem is not new; however, the effects are becoming increasingly evident. A focus on poor performance, public disinterest and bashing of the workforce, and bureaucratic barriers to entering the civil service leaves agencies severely unstaffed and unable to achieve objectives on behalf of the American people. Workforce gaps fuel inefficiency and a waste of taxpayer funds. Put simply, federal agencies cannot fulfill the political directives of Congress or the president without a well-trained and well-managed workforce in place to do the job. JASON BRIEFEL READ MORE