The U.S. federal government has put human capital management on it's 'high risk' list of issues. The GAO has developed a set of recommendations to address improving employee recruitment and retention. As I read these perspectives and recommendations, it all sounds remarkably similar to what I see state and local governments facing - the only difference is scale. 

As a former city manager, I've seen state and local governments lead the federal government on many issues. But, as the NASCA report I blogged about earlier in the week made clear, we're not really doing so on this crucial topic of updating and improving our workforce management. Are you getting started? Let me know your thoughts.