TABLE A-6: Some Interventions to Recruit and Retain Scientists and Engineers in the Federal Work Force

Program Type


Targeted Group*

Career Development

Argonne National Lab

Environmental Protection Agency

Neuclear Regulatory Commission

Office of Personnel Management

U.S. Dept of Agriculture: Farmer's Home Administration

All degree levels

Women & minorities

All NRC employees

Nonsupervisory employees; scientific and technical specialists; managers

Technical employees at all levels

Continuing Education

Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Comprehensive Programs

Argonne National Lab

U.S. Dept of Defense: Office of Naval Research

U.S. Dept of Energy


Female postdocs

50% of program participants are in S&E fields

Fellowship & Scholarships & Associateships

Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Dept of Defense

U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services

Open to all levels and occupations

Recent B.S. recipients

Ph.D. employees


U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Current employees engaged in "portable" work and whose most recent performance rating was at least "Fully Successful;" must be able to work without close supervision

Internships, Traineeships, & Part-Time Employment

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Recent college graduates (entry-level employees) having limited nuclear-related, industrial, and regulatory experience

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