Tag: Hiring

What’s Wrong With the Federal Hiring Process?

By on April 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What’s Wrong With the Federal Hiring Process?

The author outlines several key problems he sees with the federal hiring process.

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Civil Service Reform Is Coming: What Should It Be?

By on February 20, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Civil Service Reform Is Coming: What Should It Be?

The author lays out some principles for civil service reform that he says both sides of the political aisle can get behind to produce a more effective civil service.

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Executive Orders Call for Hiring 15,000 New Federal Employees

By on January 26, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Executive Orders Call for Hiring 15,000 New Federal Employees

In the midst of much news about a federal hiring freeze, it may come as a surprise to hear that two executive orders were issued by the White House calling for hiring 15,000 new federal employees.

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House Committee Questions Federal Agencies’ Recent Hiring Sprees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Committee Questions Federal Agencies’ Recent Hiring Sprees

The Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is questioning agencies about their accelerated hiring of new federal employees in an apparent effort to offset a proposed hiring freeze by the incoming Trump administration.

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OPM Authorizes Temporary Appointments For Trump Nominees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued guidance to allow appointing Trump administration nominees to start working while awaiting Senate confirmation.

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New Rule Would Require Agencies to Boost Hiring of Disabled Individuals

By on December 30, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
New Rule Would Require Agencies to Boost Hiring of Disabled Individuals

The EEOC is finalizing a rule that will require federal agencies to enact hiring policies that favor individuals with disabilities.

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Average Time To Fill: Possibly The Worst Human Resources Measure Ever

By on August 18, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Average Time To Fill: Possibly The Worst Human Resources Measure Ever

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.

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The Ins and Outs of Veterans Preference

By on June 26, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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.

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The Ticking Time Bomb in the Federal Workforce

By on March 6, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Ticking Time Bomb in the Federal Workforce

The author notes that the numbers of young federal employees are dropping while the overall federal workforce is aging.

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OPM Launches Federal Hiring Toolkit

By on November 16, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Launches Federal Hiring Toolkit

OPM has launched a newly created Hiring Toolkit for HR professionals involved in the Federal hiring process.

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