"Given the interest in and the importance of the work of Government, we owe it to the American people to have hiring systems in place to ensure we have the right people on board doing the vital work of the Government." OPM News Release, March 15, 2004
The Talent Management system focuses on agencies having quality people with the appropriate competencies in mission-critical activities.
A system that addresses competency gaps, particularly in mission-critical occupations, by implementing and maintaining programs to attract, acquire, develop, promote, and retain quality talent.
The agency has closed skills, knowledge, and competency gaps/deficiencies in mission-critical occupations, and has made meaningful progress toward closing skills, knowledge, and competency gaps/deficiencies in all occupations used in the agency.
The Talent Management system is comprised of two critical success factors that work together to ensure agencies have people with the right skills, in the right places, at the right times. Addressing the critical success factors helps eliminate gaps and deficiencies in the skills, knowledge, and competencies of employees of mission-critical occupations in the current and future workforce. The two success factors usually work together.
The following merit system principles are especially relevant to the Talent Management system (5 U.S.C. 2301):