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Hiring News

Air Force lifts hiring freeze

The service has been trying to bring workforce numbers down to 2010 levels. Since the spring, the Air Force cut nearly 9,000 positions with 4,500 more to go to reach their goal.

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 11:25am EST

Veteran hires at highest level in 20 years

Nearly three in every 10 new hires in the government is a veteran, marking the highest percentage of new hires in more than 20 years. Just two out of the 24 agencies in the President's Council on Veterans Employment failed to meet their goals. The council released Tuesday preliminary fiscal 2011 employment data.

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 05:52pm EST

OPM gives agencies help when rehiring retired feds

Retirees can earn a paycheck from an agency on top of their pension benefits if they are fulfilling mission-critical functions and working for less than 20 hours a week. Those are two of the answers provided in an Office of Personnel Management factsheet to agencies interested in putting federal retirees on their payrolls.

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 03:15pm EST

Shiu: Contractors who miss disability goals face debarment

A proposed Labor Department rule to mandate 7 percent of federal contractors' workforce be disabled people is aimed at elevating the importance of disability hiring to the level of affirmative action for race and gender, a Labor official said.

Monday - 12/12/2011, 11:24am EST
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Tips for agencies when hiring veterans with disabilities

Agencies are increasing the number of disabled veterans in their ranks as they try to fulfill White House hiring mandates. But there's still a lot of unease about how disabled vets will fit into civilian environments. "The civilian workplace is a really bizarre place" for veterans, said workforce and diversity consultant Lisa Stern at a recent training she gave federal hiring officials in Bethesda.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:12pm EST
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Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to mandate that seven percent of federal contractors' workforce is people with disabilities.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 12:35pm EST

DoD recognizes disabled employees

DoD evaluated the components' participation rate in hiring people with disabilities and severe disabilities. Military components also awarded individuals. The full list of winners will be released by DoD.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 11:38am EST
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Pilot program will prepare Asians for the SES

With Asian Americans making up just 3 percent of the Senior Executive Service, a pilot program seeks to groom more Asians for the government's top ranks. The program, run by the Asian American Government Executives Network, will give 20 Asian SES hopefuls mentoring, networking and placement assistance.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 05:09am EST
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Clearance Jobs update

ClearanceJobs.com Founder and Director Evan Lesser joins host Derrick Dortch to talk about what's in store for federal agencies and contractors next year.
December 2, 2011 (Encore presentation December 9, 2011)

Saturday - 12/03/2011, 12:45am EST
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Is your office vulnerable to a defamation lawsuit?

Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, discusses the implications surrounding the recent case of a Medal of Honor recipient suing his former employer for defamation.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 10:42am EST
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Best Places list is a recruiting tool

The annual rankings can serve as a recruiting tool for agencies, said Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 06:21pm EST
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OPM's onboarding framework to ease SES' new-job jitters

The Office of Personnel Management has published an onboarding framework that agencies can use to ease the new-job jitters for members of the Senior Executive Service. Thorough orientation can increase retention, said OPM deputy associate director Steve Shih.

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:15pm EST
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Employer hiring forums

Sandy Smith, director of Arlington Virginia's BRAC Transition Center, and Sam Phipps, deputy BRAC coordinator for Arlington County will talk about federal transition services.
November 18, 2011(Encore presentation November 25, 2011)

Friday - 11/18/2011, 07:44pm EST
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OPM offers feds job help in case of workforce cuts

With federal workforces potentially on the budget chopping block, the Office of Personnel Management is extending a helping hand to feds who may find themselves jobless in the near future.

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:44pm EST

OPM to hire CTO to handle USAJobs, retirement system

The Office of Personnel Management faces a House subcommittee today to answer questions about its handling of the USAJobs relaunch.

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:11pm EST
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Lawmakers to question OPM's handling of USAJobs

The widespread frustration over the Office of Personnel Management's handling of USAJobs.gov has caught lawmakers' attention. The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce has invited OPM, government inspectors and Monster, the company that previously ran the federal jobs site, to testify at a hearing Tuesday.

Monday - 11/14/2011, 02:55pm EST
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Obama urges help for veterans in radio address

President Barack Obama says veterans of conflicts overseas should not struggle to find work once they return home, and he's urging the House to follow the Senate's lead and do something to help them.

Saturday - 11/12/2011, 11:52am EST

Dealing with negative workplace issues

Host Derrick Dortch will talk about employment verification and reference checking with Jeff Shane, executive vice president of Allison and Taylor.
November 11, 2011(Encore presentation March 23, 2012)

Friday - 11/11/2011, 09:35pm EST
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Labor Department rolls out job-search website for veterans

Jane Oates, the assistant secretary for the Employment and Training Administration at the Labor Department, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how a new veteran-specific job website works.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 10:27am EST
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Answers to questions about USAJOBS

Linda Rix, Co-CEO of AVUE Technologies, joins hots Derrick Dortch to talk about the USAJOBS website.
November 4, 2011

Friday - 11/04/2011, 09:14pm EDT
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