How will OPM & OMB actually change the hiring process?

Tuesday - 7/6/2010, 6:20pm EDT

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief, GovExec

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We heard human resource managers erupt with applause when OPM Director John Berry and deputy director for management at OMB Jeffrey Zients declared a month ago that -- for the first time in history -- almost every federal job could be applied for with a simple resume and a cover letter.

But, of course a lot of the hiring reform they've set out to do is going to mean some complex changes.

Many people are still asking . . . is it even possible?

For more insights we turn to the editor and chief of Government Executive Tom Shoop.