Cover: Improving the Quality of DoD’s Civilian Workforce

Improving the Quality of DoD’s Civilian Workforce

Guidance for the Office of the Chancellor for Education and Professional Development

by Dina G. Levy, Roger W. Benjamin, Tora K. Bikson, Eric Derghazarian, James A. Dewar, Susan M. Gates, Tessa Kaganoff, Joy S. Moini, Thomas S. Szayna, Ron Zimmer

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Abstract

This research brief describes work documented in Strategic and Performance Planning for the Office of the Chancellor for Education and Professional Development in the Department of Defense (MR-1234-OSD).

Excerpt: With a civilian workforce of about 700,000, the Department of Defense (DoD) is one of the largest employers of civilians in the nation. In an era of streamlining, demographic change, low unemployment, and rapid technological change — education, training, and development, collectively known as ET&D, play a critical role in maintaining and improving the quality of this workforce and of the defense infrastructure.

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