Evolving Workforce Demographics: Federal Agency Action and Reaction
MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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In the late 1980s a vision of changing workforce demographics beginning in the nineties and continuing into the 21st century was popularized by publications such as Workforce 2000. This view of the future included worker shortages and aging workforce dramatic increases in the numbers of minorities in the workforce and mismatches between worker skills and job requirements. Some of these projections have come into question, although they have continued to be accepted by many both within and outside the Government. This report looks at what the experts have predicted, the degree to which Federal agencies are expecting or actually experiencing the predicted demographic changes, and what, if anything, they are doing to address them. Recommendations are offered for agencies to consider in dealing with current demographic realities and possible future workforce changes.
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations