The Navy has a new strategy for managing human capital in the civilian side of their workforce. Gregory Slavonic, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, says that the civilian side is looking for as much new talent as the uniformed forces.
“We have a very strong civilian workforce that works for me. We wanted to talk about ‘How do we move forward? What do we need?’ It was determined that we need to improve our civilian workforce,” Slavonic said. “We are in a competition for manpower just like the uniformed side is. We have to go out there and make sure we get the best and brightest. This is one team, one fight. The uniformed work right alongside the civilians. We need to make sure we have the skill sets that support what they do.”