Tag: Hiring

Despite Vows to Reduce it, the Federal Workforce is Growing Under Trump

on March 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
In budget documents released Monday, the Trump administration predicted it would employ the equivalent of nearly 1.5 million workers at civilian agencies next year, much higher than under the Obama administration a decade ago.

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The Earthquake That May Cause a Retirement Tsunami

By on February 4, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Earthquake That May Cause a Retirement Tsunami

Could another shutdown be the event that sparks a retirement tsunami? The author explains a potential problem he sees looming.

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Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

By on November 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

The author says that taking steps to hire veterans is one that can produce quality new hires within the federal workforce.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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(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.

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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.

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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.

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