Cornerstone for Public Sector
The network of local, state and federal public sector organizations comprises the largest employment sector in the United States and in many countries around the world. Managing the learning and performance of this vital pool of talent is critical and challenging.
Specific to the Public Sector, 60 percent of people in the workforce are eligible to retire in the next 10 years, and 40 percent are likely to retire when they first become eligible. An estimated 18.5 percent of the federal government workforce — about 290,000 employees — will retire by the end of fiscal 2010.
Until now, the country has not faced such a dramatic loss of its most experienced employees while experiencing a talent deficit as they look to replace and retain workers with the necessary skills.
Preparing for Talent Readiness Challenges in the Public Sector
Agencies can and should take steps today to prepare for the projected talent crisis. Organizations in the public sector are re-evaluating their strategies for strengthening the workforce, striving to achieve success with developing and retaining talent. These organizations should pursue strategies that deliver long-term results, minimize the loss of critical talent and, ultimately, save money.
Cornerstone for Public Sector meets these challenges head-on, helping public sector entities achieve their mission and performance goals by improving employee and organizational performance.
To ensure organizational readiness, Cornerstone goes beyond learning management, addressing multiple areas of human capital management. Mission-critical information is delivered in real-time anywhere in the world through Cornerstone's secure software-as-a-service technology.
Benefits of using Cornerstone for Public Sector include:
- Alignment of employee training and performance with agency goals
- Delivery of organization-wide training initiatives on-demand and with measurable results
- Complete transparency around all processes – learning activities, readiness gaps, performance
- Goal management, succession planning, etc.
- Government-specific online courses including sexual harassment, IT Security, ethics and more
- Compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Automation of SF-182 processing and approval workflows
- Compliance with EHRI data capture and reporting
A Preferred Provider
Cornerstone for Public Sector is available to federal, state and local government agencies via the General Services Administration Information Technology Schedule, Contract# GS-35F-0247V.
Additionally, Cornerstone for Public Sector is one of the preferred providers of the USA Learning Consortium, which provides online learning for more than 1.8 million federal employees. The National Technical Information Services recently selected Cornerstone to provide an on-demand talent management system to assess performance and competencies, target development and enable career planning for critical job roles across federal agencies.
For federal government agencies acquiring the Cornerstone for Public Sector via NTIS, it is as simple as writing an Interagency Agreement or Memorandum of Understanding with The National Technical Information Service (NTIS). NTIS is mandated by Congress to operate on a self-sustaining basis by charging appropriate fees for access to and use of its information products, including Cornerstone for Public Sector. NTIS has more than 60 years of experience providing information products and services to government agencies and the private sector. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 (888) 260-0152.
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