The Office of Personnel Management has announced a partnership
with the Department of Labor to reach out to Asian Pacific
The two agencies held a summit in Crystal City, Va. attended
by about 850 federal employees, ranging from grades 11
through the senior executive ranks, including HR personnel,
equal employment opportunity managers and counselors,
giving management advice and focusing on skills, training,
and other career advancement opportunities to Asian
American federal employees, said OPM.
It said the summit also featured plenary sessions and
workshops for organizational success and diversity,
leadership skills, career development, enhancing personal
competency, and executive core qualifications.
Asian representation in the federal government more or less
reflects that of the private sector — approximately 4.6
percent — yet OPM perceives under-representation in senior
ranks such as the senior executive service.
OPM said it is looking to the SES candidate development
program and the presidential management fellows program to
aggressively recruit from underrepresented communities.
“The PMF and SES CDP programs offer viable entry mechanisms
for high potential candidates to enter into the federal
government’s leadership rank at all levels and branches of
the federal government,” said OPM Deputy Director Dan Blair.
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