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Report Highlights FDA’s Problems in Hiring and Retaining Staff

Nov. 20, 2017
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The FDA’s process for hiring and retaining employees is plagued by incomplete documentation, complexity, uncertainty as to roles and responsibilities, inefficient technology and poor inter-agency communication, an internal report said.

The report, entitled “Initial Assessment of FDA Hiring and Retention,” was commissioned this year by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb as part of a review and overhaul of the process.

The agency will discuss the report at a public meeting later this month, Gottlieb said in a blog post. The results of the assessment will inform a pilot hiring program next year, he said.

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