Human Resources

GAO Sees Opportunity to Reduce Whites in Senior Government Jobs

By on October 16, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

GAO says agencies have to take action to reduce the number of whites in SES positions and replace them with non-whites in the near future.

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Constructing a New Personnel System for a Federal Agency

By on October 1, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

DHS has set a number of goals in constructing a new personnel system for the agency

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Proposed Changes to Travel Regs May Impact All Federal Travelers

By on August 14, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

An advisory board has made recommendations to GSA on changes to the government’s current policies for government travelers.

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Pay-for-Performance, Performance Appraisal and the New DoD HR System

By on July 10, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Comtroller General David Walker answers post-hearing questions regarding his Congressional testimony on proposed changes to the DoD human resources system.

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OPM issues interim regulations to give agencies more HR authority

By on June 14, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued new regulations giving agencies more human resources authority. OPM is seeking comments on the interim regulations.

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Attrition Rate at Veterans Benefits Administration is 17 Percent. Why? No One Knows

By on May 11, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The attrition rate at VBA for certain employees is about 17 percent. GAO recommends collecting data and analyzing why this is occurring.

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GAO Says Government HR Structure is Broken — Supports Pay-for-Performance and Pay Banding

By on April 30, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The federal HR system is broken says GAO and supports changes, including pay-for-performance and pay banding if key elements are in place to support these new systems.

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Lobbyists, Friends, Parties, and Federal Ethics Rules

By on January 20, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

An agency official was tripped up by an allegation of violation of Federal ethics rules and regulations.

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Getting a Government Job – A Second Look

By on November 30, 2002 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Our readers provided us with insightful feedback in response to a recent article on getting a government job. It seems many federal employees agree that the federal hiring system is in need of reform.

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Getting a Government Job – It May Not Be as Easy as you Think

By on November 12, 2002 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

While the government has been taking steps in the right direction to recruit new applicants, the application process still falls short in several areas. This is the story of one applicant’s experience with the federal job search.

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