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- RECRUITING AND RETAINING MILLENNIALS IN THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE - June 27, 2016
Millennials want to stay, if government grasps the new reality
By Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
Like many federal employees her age, Abygail Mangar, a 24-year-old engineer, has a passion for public service. She learned from her mom, a former Defense employee herself, that she could have a long, stable career in government.
But Mangar wants to return to school to earn a master’s degree, and after nearly three years at the Transportation Department, she will leave the agency in July.
When she heard she may have the opportunity to take advantage of a DoT program that would help her pay for school, Mangar told her supervisors she was interested. But the program only is available to permanent employees, and Mangar isn’t one.
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