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1 Performance Institute - November 30, 2001 Dagne Fulcher, IT Workforce Improvement U.S. Department of the Treasury Recruiting Technical, IT and Scientific Staff to Public Service

2 The Market is Hot Four Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

3 The Federal Sector is Increasingly Dependent on IT The investment in technology is expected to account for 40% of all capital investments in 2004 Investment in E- Government is expected to rise steadily

4 Federal Workforce Picture -All Occupations 31% of employees in 24 major Departments working in 1998, will be eligible to retire in 2006 SES government-wide eligibility rates will rise steadily from 30% in FY 1999 to 65% in FY 2005

5 Federal Workforce Picture -IT In FY 2006: 30% of Computer Specialists will be eligible to retire 38% of Telecom Specialists will be eligible to retire 53% of Program Managers will be eligible to retire (Civilian Personnel Data File)

6 The Treasury Department Workforce Picture Average Age of the Treasury IT Worker is % of IT Workforce is over age 40 32% of IT Workforce is over age 50

7 Meeting the Federal IT Workforce Challenge Federal CIO Council Established IT Workforce Committee Federal IT Workforce Challenge Study Initiated

8 Meeting the Federal IT Workforce Challenge Report Issued July 1999 CIO Council website - Workforce Documents (under Govt-wide IT Issues) Implementation Plan - September 2000 Updates - March 2001, September 2001

9 The Workforce Challenge: The Federal CIO Council HARVEST: An effective and efficient IT workforce supporting the working mission SUSTAINING GROWTH: OPM/CIO partnering…specific pay/occupational standards FERTILIZING THE FIELD: CIO University/STAR Upgrade of IT skills/Best Practices Knowledge Management Government Industry Exchange SEEDING THE FIELD: Limited critical need hire authority Recruitment from non-traditional labor pool Scholarship/intern program to promising IT students Pay and Occupational restructuring FARMING: Establish continuing workforce planning PLOWING THE FIELD: Info/outreach campaign to encourage IT careers IT Career Academy/HS Federal participation in skills alliances Federal Cyber Service Enriching the IM/IT Value Chain

10 Recommendations and Initiatives Workforce Planning and Management Recruitment and Retention Career Development

11 Workforce Planning and Development New IT Parenthetical Job Titles New Classification Standard New Qualification Standards to Come New Special Rates IT Pay System Study conducted by NAPA (Commissioned by Federal CIO Council/US Courts)

12 NAPA’s Comparative IT Pay System Study Report issued September 2001 (www.napawash.org) Key recommendations include: market-based pay for performance system, increased investment in skill development and training Congressman Tom Davis has initiated legislation for an IT pay-for-performance system that is based in part on the NAPA study

13 Recruitment and Retention Federal Career Intern Program Scholarship for Service High School Outreach IT Career Academy Partnership

14 Career Development IT Skills Roadmap STAR and CIO University CIO Mentoring Program Student Loan Repayment

15 Resources: GSA:CIO University, STAR Program, 1000 X 2000 Program: National Defense University’s IRM College: Council for Excellence in Government: New E-Gov Fellows Program: OPM’s USA JOBS: FirstGov - Learning and Jobs: Department of Commerce website:


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