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Agencies still must do more to fix hiring process

Federal hiring still takes too long and asks too much of applicants. But the agency hiring process is inching closer to mirroring the private sector. Officials, academics, analysts and union representatives agreed that agencies need to take the next steps to maintain progress.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:45am EDT
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Patent reform will also overhaul Patent Office workforce

Robert Stoll, the commissioner for patents at PTO joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to outline the new law and how it affects PTO.

Monday - 09/26/2011, 11:02am EDT
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New hires, robotics eliminate FBI DNA backlog

DoJ IG finds the agency now processes 60,000 profiles a month instead of 1,700. The bureau may need to continue its hiring spree to keep up with the DNA data coming in.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:08pm EDT
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Lawmakers want to codify hiring reforms

A new bill would require agencies to bring in new employees in an average of 80 days and require them to use resumes and cover letters.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:05pm EDT

Senate committee approves DHS hiring freeze in reauthorization bill

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to hold the number of federal employees stable for the foreseeable future. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he also wants to look at the size of the agency's contractor workforce as well. The freeze was approved in the committee's first-ever DHS reauthorization bill.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:07am EDT
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DoD goes virtual to help vets transition to civilian life, jobs

John Campbell, deputy assistant defense secretary for wounded warrior care and transition policy, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss DoD's new technology-centered approach to getting returning vets back to work.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 10:25am EDT
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Analysis: Obama's debt reduction proposals to spur retirements

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what the plan means for federal employees.

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 10:47am EDT
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The American Jobs Act and federal hiring

Host Derrick Dortch is joined by Linda Rix, Co-CEO of Avue Technologies.
September 16, 2011(Encore presentation September 30, 2011)

Friday - 09/16/2011, 09:44pm EDT
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PTO hiring thousands under new law

The law aims to ensure the Patent and Trademark Office has the money it needs to reduce a large backlog of unreviewed patent applications. PTO plans to hire as many as 2,000 new patent application examiners.

Friday - 09/16/2011, 07:43pm EDT
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Student Ambassadors program source of new employees?

Tim McManus, vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, how agencies can use the program to hand-pick new employees.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 05:08pm EDT
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OPM revisits governmentwide hiring pools

The Office of Personnel Management said shared registers will make it easier and quicker for agencies to fill openings for entry-level budget analysts and IT specialists. OPM will send requesting agencies a list of the "best qualified" candidates. Agencies then will have 30 days to review the applications.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 01:10pm EDT

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
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