Our fourth strategic goal, our most important goal, focuses on the real treasures of the National Archives–our staff.
Photograph of Female Statue, The Future, Located near the Pennsylvania Avenue Entrance to the National Archives Building, 06/30/1936. National Archives ID: 7657960
This goal highlights our commitment to provide our staff with the training, tools and opportunities necessary for the transition into a digital environment. We intend to support staff through creating a culture of empowerment, openness and inclusion through both our processes and new technology. And we want to ensure that we have a diverse workforce, equipped with the skills necessary to fulfill our mission.
The goal of “Building Our Future Through Our People” includes several initiatives. We plan to:
- Foster an employee development culture to promote learning and leadership by all.
- Cultivate a robust, well-connected internal communications environment to support informed action at all levels.
- Implement innovative practices and tools to recruit, sustain, and retain a 21st century workforce.
- Create new career paths for NARA employees to ensure that we have the necessary competencies and skills in a digital environment.
As you can see from the initiatives, we take our commitment to the staff of the National Archives very seriously. It is only by providing a supportive environment for our staff that any of our goals may be achieved.
This is the final post in my series on our Strategic Plan Goals, but of course, it is only the beginning of the work before us.