A typical federal agency spends 50 percent of its budget on workforce salary and personnel support functions.1 It comes as no surprise that federal management invests heavily in its people; however, shrinking federal budgets create pressure to reduce spending across the board. Now is the time to uncover opportunities to fund workforce optimization efforts, generating long-term savings that can be reallocated to mission services.
By following a more strategic, data-driven approach that aligns the workforce with the mission, federal management can meet the demands of shrinking budgets and rising retirement numbers—while still supporting their agency. These innovative strategies boost workforce efficiency and help federal management make data-driven decisions around human capital. Such actions both reduce workforce costs and increase productivity, making agencies more agile in today’s challenging economic environment.1. According to Accenture research and analysis