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The probationary period for federal employees is frequently not used by managers even though it is intended to be part of the initial hiring process. A new bill has been introduced to extend the federal government’s probationary period for new employees.
The ability to Lead Change is a critical and exceptional executive competency. Leading Change is the first Executive Core Qualification that is required to write and prove in order to apply for a Senior Executive Service Application.
It was recently announced that Jeffrey Zients, Deputy OMB Director was going to reorganize all of the Trade Agencies in three months. There is a Federal employee website to solicit input but no such vehicle for retirees or other stakeholders to provide their insights. So Fedsmith and the author have teamed up on a survey to see what its readers might think of some longer term suggestions. The author explains his choices for how to proceed.