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FY24−25 Priority Goal

Cultivate a motivated and skilled workforce capable of accomplishing USDA's mission through effective recruitment and retention

Goal leaders

Anita R. Adkins

Chief Human Capital Officer


Michelle Long

Acting Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer


To achieve

Building upon the work of the previous two years, by September 30, Improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and strategic alignment of recruitment and retention strategies and processes to attract, hire, and retain top talent. By September 30, 2025, USDA will decrease the total number of permanent employee separations by 1% per year, with concentration on the number of permanent employee separations having less than 1 year as well as 1-2 years of service as compared to the FY23 YTD baseline.

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