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Air Force to Launch New Civilian Hiring Tool

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The Air Force plans to implement a new civilian employee hiring tool in April, Federal News Radio reports.

The Air Force’s human resources staff use the USA Staffing Onboarding Manager system, which the branch hopes will help fill vacancies within 80 days.

The branch will begin to roll out the new system April 23 to replace the one currently in use that does not meet federal requirements.

The current process requires new civilian hires to fill out their in-processing documents through the Civilian Virtual Inprocessing system but the system does not connect the information to the employee’s electronic official personnel folder.

Nancy Tackett, a supervisory HR specialist with the Air Force Personnel Center, said the Air Force has worked with the Office of Personnel Management to develop a new on-boarding tool since late 2009.

The Air Force hopes the system will also help reduce the number of documents the HR staff has to process and the number of errors for HR officials, hiring managers and employees.

The first wave of rollouts will take place the Air Force Reserve Command; Pacific Air Forces; U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Robins Air Force Base in Georgia; Eglin AFB in Florida; and Arnold AFB in Tennessee.

The rollout should be finished in August, according to the Air Force.

While the Air will implement new onboarding tools, it is also going through processes to reduce its workforce to fiscal year 2010 levels.

The Air Force will start another round of buyouts and early retirement offers to civilian employees May 1.

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