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Obama memo bolsters protections for vets reentering workforce

President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday calling on agencies to comply with protections laid out in The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when hiring returning veterans.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 11:17am EDT

GAO: Special hiring authority not a free pass

A Government Accountability Office report found the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency need to do a better job managing their employees under Title 42.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:11am EDT

Pathways Program and Telework

John Palguta, vice president of Policy at the Partnership for Public Service talks about efforts to bring in young workers to the federal government, and whether telework is a viable option for some federal employees.
July 13, 2012(Encore presentation August 3, 2012)

Friday - 07/13/2012, 10:42pm EDT
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DoD leads the way in student loan repayment program

DoD attracts and retains more employees through an increased involvement in the student loan repayment program.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 07:22pm EDT

CHCO recommends employee-sharing as budget salve

Managers should consider allowing employees to solve problems in other parts of government. Doing so is an effective way for agencies to improve workers' skillsets and maximize resources, said retiring Energy Department HR chief Mike Kane.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 07:44pm EDT
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Federal government employing more minorities than ever

OPM's annual workplace report showed growth in minority employment, but also found less Hispanics working in the federal government than the private-sector.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 03:01pm EDT

Pathways offers departments access to fresh talent

New Pathways Program begins July 10, and officials hope it will open doors to bring in and train new talent for agencies. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, said that departments should take advantage of the opportunity to tailor-train potential employees to fit their long-term needs.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 05:27am EDT
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Diversity in the SES

Host Bill Bransford moderates a roundtable discussion of how the Senior Executive Service is doing in developing diversity plans.
June 22, 2012

Friday - 06/22/2012, 10:56pm EDT
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Federal job hunt made easier for outgoing military members

Service members expected to be discharged can apply for federal jobs without a certificate of release or discharge from active duty.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 07:51pm EDT

Despite reform, federal hiring process could be simpler

Former FAA human resources assistant administrator Ventris Gibson said hiring reforms over the last two years have made the process better, but there still is room for improvement.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 04:00pm EDT

VA launches virtual hiring event for veterans

VA will offer teleconferencing at Fort Drum, N.Y., Fort Knox, Ky., Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Riley, Kans.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:14am EDT

NSA hiring reforms serve as model for government

Efficient recruitment and hiring practices might seem like a hard get at a high-security agency like NSA. But Kathy Hutson, the director of human resources at the National Security Agency, says the hiring protocols at her agency today demostrate all the reforms the Office of Personnel Management is recommending for the rest of government.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 02:46am EDT
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Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT

State, CIA, FBI rank high as ideal employer, college students say

A survey of nearly 60,000 college students found some federal agencies rank high as ideal employers post-graduation.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 09:44am EDT
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CIO Council prepares new talent pool for IT hiring

The Chief Information Officers Council soon will allow agencies to hire technology fellows under a new initiative to help the government compete with the private sector for IT talent. The Technology Fellows Program, part of the 25 Point Plan to Reform Federal IT Management, will give agencies fast-track hiring authority.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 02:50pm EDT
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OPM finalizes rules for new intern, hiring programs

The Pathways Program aims to help federal agencies compete with other sectors that recruit and hire interns and recent graduates. The program targets current students, recent graduates and professionals interested in becoming federal managers.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:39am EDT
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Job outlook for feds with security clearances

Host Derrick Dortch is joined by Evan Lesser, founder of ClearanceJobs.com. They will discuss a new survey conducted by the organization.
May 4, 2012(Encore presentation May 25, 2012)

Saturday - 05/05/2012, 12:34am EDT
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Air Force hiring managers have 15 days to select civilian hires

Hiring managers at the Air Force have 15 days instead of 30 days to choose the best candidates to fill civilian vacancies.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 10:56am EDT

Changes will 'burnish prestige' of Fellows program, OPM director says

OPM Director John Berry detailed changes coming to the Presidential Management Fellows Program in a recent letter to Congress, obtained by Federal News Radio. The program came under criticism earlier this year for mistakenly sending out 300 letters of acceptance to applicants who had not been chosen for the program.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 06:51am EDT

OPM releases draft guide for competency-based job hiring

The Office of Personnel Management has released a draft version of a guide to using competency-based qualification standards, along with a new round of competency-based job requirements for certain clerical and administrative positions.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 05:54pm EDT
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