In 2019, different government agencies will be tasked with “connecting the dots” on workforce modernization instead of working independently to implement those goals. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In its quest to modernize the government workforce, the Trump administration intends to focus on fewer actions that have broader impacts.

That’s according to Federal News Network, reporting on deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and acting Office of Personnel Management director Margaret Weichert’s plans for the agency. According to Weichert, top priorities for the administration include shortening the hiring process, reskilling existing federal employees and improving employee engagement and performance management. But agencies have to approach those goals in a different way.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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