The author says that when one digs into the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016, there is a lot more to it than the title would have you believe.
A recent GAO report studies OPM and agency use of the many hiring authorities available to agencies. The author says that the study highlights a critical problem that persists in federal human resources today.
The author says that the entire federal HR process and structure, from top to bottom, needs to be completely reimagined.
A recent Gallup poll found that the US government is the least popular of any major industry in the US, however, the author says that it isn’t quite that simple and further analysis shows something much different.
The author says that the average time to fill metric in human resources is meaningless by itself. He says that adding a quality measure alongside of it is the only way to determine if agencies are making hiring progress or not.
The 2017 Defense Authorization Act recently passed by the Senate includes a provision that places some limits on veteran preference. The author analyzes the bill in detail and discusses whether or not it would be good for veterans’ preference.
The author says that agencies need a complete reworking of the performance appraisal process.