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John Sepulveda, on how the VA is leading change across the federal government's hiring

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has arisen as a leader in the federal government’s effort to adopt change and multi-generational hiring practices in attempts to ready itself for an influx of new employees as soon-to-be retirees exit the workforce, according to John U. Sepulveda, Assistant Secretary, Human Resources, VA.

In the below interview, Mr. Sepulveda talks about a multi-generational recruitment and retention plan put together by a taskforce which was developed to position the VA as a leader in change across government hiring. The plan just landed on Mr. Sepulveda’s desk the first week of January. Also in the podcast, he addresses how the Change Academy is helping organizations understand the value of and necessity for change. At the Jack. C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, patient care has improved significantly, in part due to a three-week training session where the Academy brought together nearly 1,100 employees to learn how to work with each other and move the center forward.

Here, listen to him discuss these and many other important aspects of hiring reform, shortening the process of government hiring, dealing with succession and the promise that new, young workers are bringing to the defense sector.