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Capturing, Retaining, and Leveraging Federal Agency Workforce Knowledge

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The federal government is "losing its minds," but not necessarily in the way one might think from watching the TV news. The federal government employs more than 2.7 million workers and hires hundreds of thousands each year to replace those that transfer to other federal government jobs, retire, or leave for other reasons.


The turnover poses a multidimensional dilemma for federal agencies. When key employees move on or shift roles, the knowledge gap created by their absence generates

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