Tag: Hiring

OPM Announces New Direct Hiring Authority for Certain Positions

By on October 11, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Announces New Direct Hiring Authority for Certain Positions

OPM announced new direct hiring authority for certain job positions with critical shortages of candidates.

Continue Reading »

Why Hiring Reforms in the 2019 NDAA May Not Make a Difference

By on August 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why Hiring Reforms in the 2019 NDAA May Not Make a Difference

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions designed to make it easier for agencies to hire. Will it make a difference?

Continue Reading »

The Civil Service is Becoming Fractured. Should We Care?

By on August 7, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Civil Service is Becoming Fractured. Should We Care?

Many arguments support the idea of a single civil service system, however, the author says this is not ultimately what is best for federal human resources.

Continue Reading »

The Shrinking Federal Workforce

By on July 23, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Shrinking Federal Workforce

Are agencies hiring at levels consistent with their budgets? The author provides some numbers.

Continue Reading »

(Not) the Merit System Principles

By on June 5, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
(Not) the Merit System Principles

The author says the merit system has evolved into something that is not a merit system at all.

Continue Reading »

Panel Discussion Looks at Federal Hiring/Firing Challenges

By on March 28, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Firing a federal employee is a complex process. A recent panel discussion looked at just how cumbersome it is and discussed some possible solutions.

Continue Reading »

How to Answer KSA Questions

By on March 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How to Answer KSA Questions

It is important for federal job seekers to understand how KSAs fit into the federal hiring process and how to answer them. Here is an overview.

Continue Reading »

Can Government Compete In The Talent Market?

By on March 7, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can Government Compete In The Talent Market?

The author says that in order to find the right people for jobs in government, it will take more than just reforming federal hiring and pay.

Continue Reading »

White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Missed

By on February 21, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Missed

The White House’s 2019 budget blueprint offered many proposals for civil service reform. The author provides an analysis of which ones he says missed the mark.

Continue Reading »

White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Got Right

By on February 15, 2018 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Got Right

The White House’s 2019 budget blueprint offered many proposals for civil service reform. The author provides an analysis of which ones he says are correct.

Continue Reading »

Top