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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Consideration of Generational Issues in Workforce
Management and Employment Practices
 Call for Nominations

We are currently seeking suggestions for individuals to consider for membership on the committee for this new study. Committee selection is critical to the success of National Academies’ studies and consensus reports. We seek committee members who are well-respected in their specified fields of study and work and have a broad appreciation of the domains relevant to the charge below. Experts representing one or more of the following areas are needed for the committee:


  • industrial/organizational psychology
  • learning sciences (cognition and education)
  • adult development
  • methodology/statistics
  • personality psychology
  • discrimination/diversity
  • military personnel practices.


The National Academies seek diversity in committee membership by considering the inclusion of women, persons with disabilities, under-represented minorities, and young professionals. Please feel free to share this solicitation with your colleagues and networks. Your assistance in identifying potential committee members is greatly appreciated. Self-nominations are welcome.

To make a nomination, please send the person¹s name, affiliation, contact information, area(s) of expertise, and a brief statement on why the person is relevant to the study topic. Nominations should be sent to

Statement of Task

An ad hoc committee will gather, review, and discuss the business management and the behavioral science literature on generational attitudes and behaviors in workforce management and employment practices. The committee will:

1. Evaluate theory, data and statistical methods used in order to make determinations on the rigor of the empirical work in this literature.

2. Assess whether generational categories (e.g., “boomers,” “millennials”) are meaningful distinctions vis a vis the workforce and its practices. Included issues will be: recruitment, selection, assignment, training, learning, performance management, length of tenure in a job, and retention.

3. Provide conclusions and recommendations in terms of proposing a possible science agenda and/or changes that are warranted to better recruit and retain the best employees.


Staff Information

Julie Schuck, Study Director
Emma Fine, Research Associate
Jacqueline Cole Miles, Senior Program Assistant 
Adrienne Stith Butler, Associate Board Director

U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and
Social Sciences (ARI), Department of the Army



For more information or to submit a nomination for the committee, please contact Julie Schuck:

Mailing Address

Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001




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