Department of Veterans Affairs

Tapping into our colleges and universities

A significant number of employees are currently or will be retiring in the near future! We need bright, intelligent employees who are analytical/critical thinkers, responsible, and eager. It's time to change the adage and belief that government employees are indifferent and lazy. As a young federal employee, we need to tap into the resources at our fingertips - our colleges and universities! Outreach programs, student work opportunities, visibility on campus, etc. We need to draw attention to the benefits of working for the federal government. We need to instill in the future workforce the importance of continued support of each agency's mission. We need to go into under-represented and low-income areas and start making a presence so that children strive to do well in school so that they can work as Analysts, Administrative Officers, Chiefs, etc. It starts with education!

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Idea No. 2974