How to Effectively Communicate Government Workforce Reforms: In Brief

At the federal level, workforce reforms are one of the biggest human capital changes that agencies face right now. They are responding to an April 2017 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo that calls on agencies to plan for near- and long-term reductions across the civilian workforce. OMB said it would begin tracking progress on a governmentwide reform plan in February 2018.

At the state and local levels, hiring managers are working through their own challenges, including recruiting and retaining employees and shaping their future workforces as seasoned professionals retire.

In this In Brief, we provide an overview of key workforce reforms happening at all levels of government, and tips for effectively communicating those changes to employees.