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Rebuilding the Federal Workforce

Effective Governance: Rebuilding the Federal Workforce


The federal workforce is losing senior subject matter experts with institutional knowledge. With a new administration on its way, how can the government restore this policy expertise to ensure efficiency and to take on the challenges of governing?

According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), of the 2.1 million current federal civilian employees, more than one-third are eligible for retirement in the next five years, and only six percent are under 30.

How do we shape a new era of public service and bring back interest in government jobs?  How do we foster a culture that promotes government service as an attractive career option? And how can the administration build consensus to re-equip agencies with funds, resources and staff?


Monday, December 14, 2020

1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT



  • Eileen Harrington, Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; former Executive Director & Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC
  • Diane Rinaldo, SVP, Beacon Global Strategies; Former Acting Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration; Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Communications & Information
  • David Rohde, Author, In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s “Deep State”
  • Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL)
  • James H. Shelton III, Chief Investment and Impact Officer at Blue Meridian Partners and  Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute; Former Deputy Secretary of Education; Former President of Education for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy; Former Counselor to the Chairman, FCC
  • Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Co-sponsor, Federal Employee Paid Leave Act

Sponsor Perspective:

  • Brian Hendricks, VP of Policy and Public Affairs, Nokia Americas


  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill

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