OPM and CIO Council to launch IT workforce survey


The Office of Personnel Management is conducting yet another workforce-related survey, this time with the CIO Council.

Under the administration’s IT reform plan, OPM is taking the lead on creating a specialized career path for program managers. The survey, in part, will aid OPM in the process and provide strategies “to recruit, retain, develop, and manage a fully trained and qualified IT workforce,” according to information posted on CIO.gov.

From Jan. 18 to Feb. 25, all federal civilian information technology workers will have access to the 2011 IT Workforce Capability Assessment via CIO.gov.  

Results will help agencies:

– Identify the existing IT expertise across the Government workforce.
– Determine where resources should be focused to improve or sustain IT competencies and skills.
– Assess progress in closing competency and skill gaps.

The voluntary survey will take about 40 to 60 minutes to complete, and results will be released this spring within each agency.


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  1. By referring to this as “yet another” survey, the article hit the nail on the head.

    Surveys are about as valuable as meetings. Just another waste of time.

    Why doesn’t OPM do something that needs to be done?

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