Tag: Hiring

Panel Discussion Looks at Federal Hiring/Firing Challenges

March 28, 2018 2:18 PM

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

March 19, 2018 1:07 PM , Updated March 26, 2018 1:15 PM
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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Can Government Compete In The Talent Market?

March 7, 2018 3:10 PM , Updated March 13, 2018 5:37 PM
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.

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White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Missed

February 21, 2018 11:03 AM , Updated February 28, 2018 3:05 PM

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.

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

February 15, 2018 12:18 PM , Updated February 22, 2018 8:15 AM
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.

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Applicant Questionnaires and Gaming the System

November 16, 2017 1:30 PM , Updated November 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Applicant Questionnaires and Gaming the System

Do applicant questionnaires improve the federal hiring process? The author provides an analysis.

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Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

October 17, 2017 12:45 PM , Updated October 29, 2017 12:18 PM
Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

The author says that the VA is the perfect testing ground for trying a new approach to hiring veterans.

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Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

September 25, 2017 10:49 AM
Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

The author says the federal hiring process is abysmal. He points to recent efforts to hire for cybersecurity positions to highlight problems agencies face as well as their attempted solutions.

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Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

July 30, 2017 1:47 PM , Updated August 12, 2017 8:40 PM
Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

Congress has sent legislation to the White House that would institute a number of HR requirements for the VA.

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When Hiring a Particular Candidate Might Constitute a Prohibited Personnel Practice

May 31, 2017 10:48 AM , Updated July 6, 2017 9:48 AM
When Hiring a Particular Candidate Might Constitute a Prohibited Personnel Practice

The author discusses the prohibited personnel practice that can result from defining a particular position in a way that favors certain candidates or disfavors others.

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