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Optimizing Talent in the Federal Workforce by John G. Park, Aileen G. Zaballero, William J. Rothwell

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CHAPTER 4

Deploying and Placing the Best People

Aileen G. Zaballero, Catherine Haynes, and Sarah Stager

Deploying and placing the right person in the right job at the right time is more important now than ever before, given the challenges, outlined in previous chapters, that face the federal government over the coming decade. Because of the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, automatic spending cuts “projected to total $1.2 trillion” began in 2013 and are scheduled to continue through 2021. Under the BCA and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, this mandatory reduction in federal budgetary resources has come to be known as sequestration. Agencies have been forced to furlough thousands of employees to absorb the budget cuts (Terkel, 2013). ...

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