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4 steps toward a better hiring process

Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal shares some suggestions for bringing more transparency and integrity to the hiring process.

Tags: Jeff Neal , workforce , management , human resources , ChiefHRO.com

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 03:08pm EST

Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Is the federal hiring process rigged? If so, is it even worth it to apply for a federal job? A recent report from the Merit Systems Protection Board says that, for the most part, federal hiring follows merit principles. Meaning, most jobs are filled through competition. But a commentator at FederalNewsRadio.com has a contrary view, and that's gotten our readers talking. Julia Ziegler is Federal News Radio's Web Manager. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to relay some of your comments on the matter.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , MSPB , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/30/2015, 10:50am EST
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Allison Wiley, Senior Research Analyst, MSPB

Hiring in the federal government is supposed to be open, competitive and fair. But you get what you measure. The Merit System Protection Board recently released its annual Fair and Open Competition report. It's designed to ensure federal employees are hired based on their qualifications, not their connections. Allison Wiley is a senior research analyst at the board. She joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the report's findings. One of the key ones, she said, is that fair and open competition is still the standard in the majority of government hires.

Tags: Allison Wiley , MSPB , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 09:48am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Innovation and smart risk-taking remain foreign to too many federal acquisition professionals. But with the recent mini-hiring wave of contracting officers and the retirement of others, experts say now is the time to institute what they say is a much-needed culture change. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why some believe the White House needs to lead this transformation. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , acquisition , retirement ,

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:23pm EST
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The truth about the federal hiring process

Do federal managers know who they want to hire before even posting a job? Do they rig the process to the benefit of their candidate? And, is it worth it to even apply for a job at an agency given these barriers? Former federal HR exec Jeff Neal offers his candid advice based on his 33 years of experience.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , MSPB , Merit Promotion Program , workforce , DHS

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:04am EST

Obama taps longtime aide to replace Podesta in senior role

President Barack Obama has chosen Brian Deese, a veteran White House aide and a deputy director in his budget office, to replace John Podesta as a senior adviser and presidential whisperer, White House officials said Wednesday.

Tags: OMB , Brian Deese , John Podesta , Barack Obama , White House , people ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 09:10pm EST

IT Job of the Week

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate within the Homeland Security Department is on the CIO search once again.

Tags: technology , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:57pm EST

2015 challenge to agencies: Get the right people for the job

Thanks to big data, agencies are learning where their skills gaps are. To close them, they'll have to get around some archiac personnel regulations, according to a panel of experts on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Federal Drive , human capital , workforce , personnel , Angela Bailey , OPM , Jeri Buchholz , NASA , Danny Werfel , Emily Kopp , panel

Monday - 01/12/2015, 02:23pm EST

When is fair and open recruiting not fair?

Certain recruiting and hiring authorities within agencies "threaten the principle of fair and open competition," according to the latest report from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal offers his take.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , management , MSPB , workforce , recruitment

Monday - 01/12/2015, 05:08am EST

MSPB: Holding fair, open job competitions isn't easy in government

In a new report, the Merit Systems Protection Board says federal hiring managers are having trouble balancing rules meant to help veterans and other select groups benefit veterans and other select or other groups for hiring managers who are supposed to hold fair and open competitions for jobs.

Tags: MSPB , veterans preference , workforce , Emily Kopp , Susan Tsui Grundmann

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 02:08pm EST
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