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GAO studying government's cyber hiring challenges

The federal government needs to hire 30,000 cybersecurity professionals. But does anybody out there want the jobs? That's what the Government Accountability Office is trying to find out

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 12:18pm EDT

OPM makes it easier to hire military spouses

Military widows and spouses of disabled veterans will be able to take all the time they need to apply for federal jobs under a special hiring exemption. The current two-year limit on spouses' noncompetitive hiring authority expires at the end of September.

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 06:51pm EDT

OPM: Hiring, retention bonuses rose in down economy

A new Office of Personnel Management report showed that agency use of recruitment, relocation and retention incentives rose 22 percent in 2009, the Obama administration's first year. That's a slower rate of growth than in previous years. But it indicates that the government still relies on one-time payments to lure or keep nurses, engineers and others with needed skills.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 07:52pm EDT
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How Pathways can boost federal intern-to-hire rate

Tim McManus, vice president for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, explains how the new Pathways Programs may try to boost that 7 percent job rate for federal interns.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 05:49pm EDT
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Buyouts: To Be Or Not To Be?

Thanks to the pay freeze and an increasingly hostile Congress, many federal and postal workers said they'd retire in a heartbeat if Uncle Sam would make them an offer, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports. So what are the odds...

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 02:00am EDT

Cyber recruits key part of NSA hiring blitz

Dickie George, the technical director of the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the agency's robust hiring efforts, including in the cyber realm.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 08:58am EDT
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Jeff Neal on hiring reform at DHS

Jeff Neal is the former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department of Homeland Security.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 05:46pm EDT
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Making the transition to Washington

Diane Cochran has worked in the Departments of the Navy, Air Force, Energy, and the Office of Personnel Management, at a variety of locations in the continental United States and abroad. She shares what it's like to make the transition to working and living in D.C.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 04:40pm EDT
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White House plans new veteran-hiring incentives

President Barack Obama plans to unveil a $120 million package of new tax incentives for businesses that hire U.S. veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 09:38am EDT

OPM outlines students' fast track to government jobs

The Office of Personnel Management's proposed regulations would make it easier for agencies to recruit and train students and recent graduates without going through the competitive hiring process.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 03:35pm EDT
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DHS CHCO goes from political appointee to career fed

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive Magazine, explains how this move will affect DHS hiring.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 05:30pm EDT
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KISS for federal hiring

Tim McManus, vice president for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, said he thinks there are some things you can do to make hiring simpler at your agency.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 04:52pm EDT
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CHCOs: Millenials bring enthusiasm, desire for mentorship

Two chief human capital officers say Millenials - people born in 1980 or later - bring passion and enthusiasm to the federal workplace but also require guidance and mentorship.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 01:57pm EDT
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Myth vs. fact: Are feds likelier to die than be fired?

John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service dispels the myth that feds have a better chance of dying than being fired from their workplace and gives data to support why recent reports are not entirely accurate.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 10:40am EDT
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Scott Thomas: Asking 'why' to bureacracy

Scott Thomas is a project manager for the GPS Directorate at the Space and Missile Center at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:00am EDT

Steven Fyfe: Helping vets whose 'shoes I used to be in'

Since 2009, Steven Fyfe has been a transition patient advocate at the D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His job is to help seriously ill or injured vets when they return from active duty.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:00am EDT

FPS ramps up reform efforts, again

Eric Patterson, director of the Federal Protective Service, said at a recent hearing that reworking the agency's current reform programs will help to improve past issues of training, communication and security.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 01:23pm EDT

Diversity hiring keeps agencies productive

The ACT-IAC working group's latest report shows that diversity in agencies is directly linked to success. Dr. Susan Krup Grunin is the Consulting Director for Strategic Human Capital Management at RGS and co-authored the report.

Monday - 07/11/2011, 05:59pm EDT
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Analysis: Hiring times down, but still not fast enough

The time it takes to hire a new federal employee has dropped significantly in the past year. From roughly 180 days to just over 100.

Friday - 07/08/2011, 06:30pm EDT
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Cyber threats mean more jobs in D.C. area

Hundreds of cyber-related jobs are currently open in the D.C. area.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 09:01am EDT
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