From education to clean energy, immigration to wildfire resilience, and national security to fair housing, the American public relies on the federal government to deliver on critical policy priorities.
Federal agencies need to recruit top talent to tackle these challenges quickly and effectively, yet often are limited in their ability to reach a diverse pipeline of talent, especially among expert communities best positioned to accelerate key priorities.
FAS is dedicated to bridging this gap by providing a pathway for diverse scientific and technological experts to participate in an impactful, short-term “tour of service” in federal government. The Talent Hub leverages existing federal hiring mechanisms and authorities to place scientific and technical talent into places of critical need across government.
The federal government has various flexible hiring mechanisms at its disposal that can help federal teams address the complex and dynamic needs they have while tackling ambitious policy agendas and programs. Yet information about how to best utilize these mechanisms can often feel elusive, leading to a lack of uptake.
This resource guide provides an overview of how federal managers can leverage their available hiring mechanisms and the Talent Hub as a strategic asset to onboard the scientific and technical talent they recruit. The accompanying toolkit includes information for federal agencies interested in better understanding the hiring authorities at their disposal to enhance their existing scientific and technical capacities, including how to leverage Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program and Schedule A(r) fellowship hiring.