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Although the federal government workforce has been steadily growing, in the near future, an aging, skilled workforce will retire, taking their skills and knowledge with them. Couple this with impending budget cuts that will necessitate reductions in force, and agency executives need to plan ahead and take action in a very deliberate, strategic way to avoid organizational upheaval and resource gaps that will threaten agency missions. Government executives need to look into the future and make informed plans and decisions to ensure their agency continues to have the right staff with the right skillsets and experience. This paper explains how, by analyzing data, managers can make better decisions that help them prepare for the looming workforce crisis, and a robust workforce analytical solution enables executives to quickly aggregate and analyze massive volumes of workforce data.
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