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.
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.
The author notes that the numbers of young federal employees are dropping while the overall federal workforce is aging.
With recent hacking of federal government computers on a massive scale, it is apparent federal agencies are struggling to compete for talent in Cybersecurity and Digital Services. Is government going to be able to compete for this talent pool?
On May 11, 2010, President Obama signed a memorandum theoretically eliminating KSAs from the initial application and shortening the federal hiring process. Here’s what to expect now if you are applying for a federal job.
History has a way of repeating itself, even in reforming the federal hiring process. OPM is about to cancel the central hiring registry it started earlier this year. Is this the same system that OPM canceled in 1994 because it was not working?
The President has issued an Executive Order that authorizes noncompetitive appointments to federal jobs for spouses of military personnel.
The challenge and mission of a federal agency can be exciting; the politics and bureaucracy can be frustrating. Placement and preparation have to be right.
The east coast is the number one spot in the nation for jobs in the defense industry. The region spans from the Maryland suburbs and as far south as Richmond.