The Future of Federal Work

Meeting Notes: 
The hearing will convene in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building and over Zoom, which has been approved by the House.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:15am
2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
“The Future of Federal Work”

Chairman Gerry E. Connolly's Opening Statement [PDF]

Washington D.C. (November 23, 2021)—On December 1, 2021, at 10:15 a.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hybrid hearing to examine the federal government’s recruitment and hiring policies and explore strategies to help build the next generation of public servants.  With just seven percent of federal civilian employees under the age of 30, and potentially one-third of employees eligible to retire in the next several years, the federal government must consider making changes to attract individuals to the federal workforce.


The hearing will build on the findings of Chairman Connolly’s October 4 event in Fairfax, VA with students at George Mason University examining potential changes to the federal government’s culture and policies to attract and retain early career individuals to federal service, promote the health and safety of the federal workforce, and ensure that the federal workforce reflects the communities it serves.  To ensure a robust and diverse workforce, the federal government must move away from a focus on rigid and outdated processes to design a workplace driven by mission and innovation.


Mika Cross

Federal Workplace Expert


Kenneth J. Thomas


National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association


Michelle Amante

Vice President, Federal Workforce Programs

Partnership for Public Service


Meredith Lozar

Executive Director, Programs and Events

Hiring our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


Andrew Biggs

Senior Fellow

American Enterprise Institute

117th Congress