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Hiring News

Despite tight budgets, government still needs to hire, expert says

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Koppabout what the hot hiring areas are and how agencies are trying to connect the right people with the right opportunities.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 11:02am EDT
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How to get a federal job

Sandy Smith, director of the BRAC Transition Center, and Career Transition Specialist Amy Seales, provide tips and advice for federal job seekers.
April 6, 2012

Friday - 04/06/2012, 09:50pm EDT
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NAVSEA program lets new hires dive into careers

The Naval Sea Systems Command—the division of the Navy responsible for the building, purchase and maintenance of ships—has won an award for its year-long program for new hires, which offers seminars, etiquette training and even tours of submarines. Emily Grauwiler, the manager of the program, told Federal News Radio that onboarding is about more than just getting a manual and a desk.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 12:19pm EDT
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New tool will help Air Force speed up civilian hiring process

The Air Force is hoping that its USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool can help it slash the time it takes to hire civilians.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 09:56am EDT

Equal employment opportunites in government

Dexter Brooks and Jo Linda Johnson from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Doug Gentile from the Association of Federal External Civil Rights Specialists and Officers, will discuss some of the EEO issues they are currently working on.
March 23, 2012

Friday - 03/23/2012, 10:33pm EDT
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Mentoring event serves up career advice in a flash

Feds looking for career guidance and motivation are increasingly going outside of their agencies to find it. Employees from 20 agencies attended a recent "flash mentoring" session hosted by the Office of Personnel Management's HR University. More seasoned human resources professionals served as mentors.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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Low morale at DHS is 'referendum on leadership'

Strong leadership is key to boosting employee morale at the Homeland Security Department, according to testimony today before aHouse Homeland Security subcommittee.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 03:32pm EDT

Recruitment not a problem for Navy, Marine Corps

A decade of war has not deterred people from signing up to work for the Navy and Marine Corps. Juan Garcia, the Navy's assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, said retention rates are so high the agency has had to let some people go.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 02:05am EDT
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Asians, whites best paid in federal government

The federal government is holding steady on its diversity hiring, but agencies still need to do a better job for specific demographics.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 02:58pm EDT

IG: Missing documents plague IRS process for screening new hires

A new inspector general's report finds missing documentation plagues the Internal Revenue Service's process for pre-screening new hires that are often entrusted with sensitive financial information.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 03:29pm EDT
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As deadline hits, what agencies do diversity well?

Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss which agencies are doing well when it comes to workforce diversity. Agencies' diversity plans are due today.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 03:47pm EDT
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Energy revamps hiring website

The Energy Department is trying to make it easier to attract top talent with its revamped websites — Jobs.Energy.gov.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 10:40am EDT
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Navy releases guide for hiring wounded warriors

The Department of Navy is distributing a guide for hiring people with disabilities.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 03:37pm EDT
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Tips for combating the insider threat

Hord Tipton, the executive director of ISC2 and the former chief information officer at the Interior Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the "red flags" managers should look for in the hiring process.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 06:19pm EDT
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Survey: Diversity initiative is a tough sell for many

The federal initiative to increase diversity and inclusion in its workforce may be critical to an agency's mission or seen as a political ploy depends on the employees' race, ethnicity and gender. That is what a Federal News Radio survey revealed: sharp divides among federal employees. And the widely differing points of view may make it more difficult for agencies to implement new diversity and inclusion strategies.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:20pm EDT
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Naval Research using training, telework to maintain morale

The Office of Naval Research is going beyond routine training to invest in its workforce. In addition to classroom time, employees can go to speaking engagements and complete rotational assignments, including virtual assignments.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:29pm EDT
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When recruiting, look to enterprise across the board

Susan Fallon, vice president of business development at Monster Government Solutions, spoke to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the aim of the 2012 Human Capital Management Defense Conference.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:05pm EDT

OPM cites 'great strides' in hiring reform, mixed progress in retirement processing

OPM met just more than half of its two dozen performance measures for 2011, according to an annual performance report released in February. However, among the agency's "high-priority" goals, such as telework and hiring reform, the report cites "great strides." While goals on retirement processing showed mixed progress, OPM's director of planning and policy analysis Jonathan Foley said the agency is "on track" to reduce the processing time to 60 days by July 2013.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 05:00am EDT
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What's new at Avue Technologies?

Avue Technologies Co-CEO Linda Rix will give us an update on federal hiring and how her company is helping those who want to work for the government.
March 9, 2012

Friday - 03/09/2012, 10:07pm EST
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Frank Baitman takes over as HHS CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services taps Frank Baitman to be its new chief information officer. He comes to HHS from the Food and Drug Administration where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 04:11pm EST
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