Part of this stems from governments having to layoff staff. There’s not a whole much you can do about balancing workload when you have less hands to do it with.
Plus when the government does want to hire, it can’t do it fast enough. The VA and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association are going at it because of lack of staff at the VA. (Full disclosure: I’m a member of IAVA)
If it takes months to take on a new hire, how many innovators does government lose when they go on to other jobs? Obviously, I don’t have the stats on this by I’d be interested to hear opinions about it.
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