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ACT-IAC White Paper: Modernizing Employee Mobility

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ACT-IAC White Paper: Modernizing Employee Mobility
Human Capital Analytics: Employee Relocation/Workforce Mobility Impact on Talent Management

Developed by: ACT-IAC Evolving the Workforce Community of Interest
Date Released: April 3, 2019

The President’s Management Agenda: Modernizing Government for the 21St Century sets out a vision for a Federal workforce rivaling those of the most prestigious, productive, and effective global companies. Workforce mobility plays a key role in enabling agencies to achieve recruitment and deployment goals. To meet citizens’ expectations for the highest level of service, it is critical to have the right employees, in the right position, at the right time, and at the right location. This report focuses primarily on employee relocation while recognizing the broader definition and areas that encompass workforce mobility. Facing an environment disrupted by rapid market change, digital technology, and the changing expectations of the workforce, ACT-IAC studied the use of employee relocation as a strategic talent management tool. 

This report provides:

  • An analysis of private sector practices and data used to leverage mobility to support their talent management strategy.
  • An analysis of Federal government employee relocation including the background and legal history, regulations, key organizations, and challenges unique to the government.
  • A Workforce Mobility Analytics Maturity Model, designed for both public and private sector organizations, to examine their current level of maturity and develop a path forward including recommended steps and assessment tools.
  • Recommendations to governing agencies including GSA, OPM, and OMB, and to government interagency groups to discuss and incorporate relevant actions.


For non-members who would like a copy of this paper, contact Nancy Delanoche, Director for Communities of Interest.

Document Date: 
Apr 3, 2019
Author (organization): 
ACT-IAC Evolving the Workforce COI
Document type: 
ACT-IAC Report
Workforce Management