WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) will hold a hearing titled Inspiring Students to Federal Service to examine how the federal government can partner with universities to prepare and recruit students for hard-to-fill, critical positions within the federal government.

Approximately half of all federal employees will be eligible to retire within the next few years, and developing a new generation of federal workers is vital.  Federal agencies need to recruit and train new employees, especially for certain hard to fill, mission critical positions.  Relationships between agencies and universities can help foster academic programs that prepare students for these positions and while allowing agencies to maximize their recruitment efforts. 

The hearing will be webcast live at: hsgac.senate.gov

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on
Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia

Inspiring Students to Federal Service

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 2:30 p.m., 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman


Hon. Christine Griffin, Deputy Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Mr. Michael C. Kane, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

Ms. Carolyn Taylor, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Mr. Timothy McManus, Vice President for Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service

Ms. Laurel McFarland, Executive Director, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

Ms. Anne Mahle, Vice President for Recruitment, Teach for America

Mr. Witold Skwierczynski, President, National Council of Social Security Administration, Field Operations Locals, American Federation of Government Employees