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UW-Eau Claire Joins Effort to
Educate Students about Federal Jobs
MAILED: April 18, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is among the more than 340 colleges and universities throughout the country participating in a campaign to educate students about job opportunities in the federal government.
The "A Call to Serve: Leaders in Education Allied for Public Service" campaign will kick off April 22 with a ceremony that will be broadcast nationwide via a satellite feed.
The campaign will address the federal government's looming workforce crisis. Nearly half the federal workforce will be eligible to retire within the next five years, including more than 70 percent of the senior managers. Currently, only one in six college-educated Americans express significant interest in working for the federal government, according to a nationwide public opinion poll.
Campuses that join the campaign will sponsor campus events bringing attention to federal careers, highlight alumni who are federal employees and share information in other ways.
Leading the effort are the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Partnership for Public Service, a non-partisan and non-profit organization aimed at recruiting and retaining excellence in the federal civil service.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao will join OPM director Kay Coles James, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Partnership President Max Stier and others at the official launch of the "Call to Serve" campaign April 22 in Washington, D.C.
For additional information, call Jean Wilcox, UW-Eau Claire's campaign contact person, at (715) 836-5359.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 18, 2002