OPM's employee engagement project likely to stay in effect, despite Pon's departure

FedScoop: Amid the departure of Director Jeff Pon, the Office of Personnel Management has asked federal leaders to begin developing strategies to improve their workforce engagement, as directed by the President’s Management Agenda (PMA).

Pon’s tenure at ended abruptly Friday, but his name was atop a memo sent Thursday that directed agency leaders to go forth on plans to improve the performance management and employee engagement of their lowest-performing components and bureaus. The broad directive comes as the Trump administration has emphasized development of the federal workforce to adapt to new technologies.

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