People are policy.
The Day One Talent Hub is our initiative to help federal agencies identify and access world-class technical talent to advance progress on priorities where science and technology can make a dramatic impact.
Meeting the Moment
Now more than ever, scientific and technical expertise in government can make a world of difference for public servants and citizens alike. And while many experts are motivated by the idea of public service, they don’t know where or how to begin exploring a high-impact “tour of service.”
Federal agencies often lack deep reach into the expert communities best positioned to help on key priorities — and the muscle memory to harness key flexible hiring authorities to bring them in quickly.
The Talent Hub rapidly identifies, matches, and deploys technical talent into federal agencies to work on the most urgent policy priorities through key flexible authorities, like the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program.
For federal partners, this is a one-stop-shop to receive support and guidance to engage scientific and technical talent in agency priorities, including:
1) Identifying and Brokering Talent
Matching and onboarding scientific and technical talent to federal agencies for “tours of service” focused on addressing urgent policy priorities. The Day One Project offers administrative support and an experienced team to help agencies in identifying and onboarding scientific and technical talent into offices where agencies need them the most.
2) Helping Build Capacity To Use Flexible Hiring Mechanisms
Meeting agency needs by providing support to leverage flexible hiring mechanisms. Flexible hiring mechanisms are dramatically underutilized by federal agencies, as many lack 1) the time, resources and know-how to navigate their complicated requirements and use cases, and 2) the access to networks to identify the top talent for a relevant position.
Flexible Hiring Guidebook
Various flexible hiring mechanisms can help federal teams address their complex and dynamic needs while tackling ambitious policy agendas and programs, yet there is lack of ready information on how to best utilize them.
With this resource guide, federal managers will gain practical information to better leverage available mechanisms to hire outstanding scientific and technical talent, including resources and templates to utilize the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program and Schedule A fellowship-hiring authority.
The Day One Talent Hub is currently recruiting for two Impact Fellowship Cohorts:
Energy Innovation at the Department of Energy
Education Data Science at the Department of Education
Impact Fellows in these two cohorts will join the Day One Project for a three-month-long fellowship before a year-long assignment at their respective federal agencies. The fellowship will prepare Impact Fellows for success in the federal government, offering tools to become better policymakers and providing opportunities to expand professional networks. Applications for both Impact Fellowship Cohorts are now open and will close on September 28th at 11:59pm ET.
To learn more about the Day One Talent Hub, read our FAQ below or send your questions to email@example.com.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How is this funded?
Why should agencies consider leveraging outside talent and how could this talent support political and career civil servants?
What are some examples of flexible hiring authorities available to federal agencies to onboard scientific and technical talent?
What kind of results can a fellow achieve during a time-bound tour of service?
I work for a federal agency, how can I learn more about the Day One Talent Hub?
Please contact Faith Savaiano at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding agency participation in the Day One Talent Hub.