Department of Defense (DOD) - Defense Leadership and Management Program
The Defense Leadership and Management Program offers rotational assignments to GS-14s and GS-15s lasting12 months. It includes Mentoring and continuing education requirements. The program develops civilian leaders with a DOD-wide capability and has prepared participants to assume broader responsibility on national security issues.
Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA)
HCFA uses Job Rotations to help Human Resource staff members learn the various functions of human resource development within HCFA. Program participants use what they learn to benefit their immediate work unit. HCFA also uses job rotation as part of its continuous learning program. Support staff completes 2 rotational assignments (4 months each). These assignments help develop the skills and knowledge necessary for entry into professional positions.
Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company uses job rotation more than most other large organizations. While job rotation is not a formal "program" at Lilly, rotating employees from job to job has, for many years, been viewed as an integral part of the company's culture of professional development. Eli Lilly conducted a study of job rotation within its financial division. The study found that employees in the financial division take an average of one nonfinancial assignment during their careers, and that assignment usually lasts 1.5 years. At the time of this study, most rotations consisted of lateral moves rather than vertical moves. The study indicated that individuals who reached manager or executive averaged more time in Job Rotations and fewer years between promotions.