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Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert Revises Gov’t HR Certification Program

Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, issued a memo on Wednesday implementing the Delegated Examining Certification Program for human resources practitioners seeking work with the federal government. The new program requires HR practitioners to undergo a certification assessment and removes the mandatory requirement for OPM Delegated Examining Training.

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OPM to Launch Two Direct Hiring Authorities for Agencies; Margaret Weichert Quoted

The Office of Personnel Management has announced plans to introduce two direct hiring authorities as part of its civil service reform efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. Agencies will have a DHA for engineering; economics; math, statistics and actuarial sciences; physical science; and biological sciences effective next week.

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Renee Johnson Named Federal Managers Association President

Renee Johnson, a more than 25-year civil service veteran, has been elected as national president of the Federal Managers Association. “I will stand strong on behalf of federal managers and make sure the highest levels of government hear not only their concerns, but also their ideas for streamlining efforts and cutting …

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DC Nonprofit Urges Govt Agencies to Step Up Recruitment of College Grads

The Partnership for Public Service has recommended government agencies establish recruitment campaigns to attract more college graduates into civil service, FierceGovernment reported Tuesday. Ryan McDermott writes the Washington-based nonprofit analyzed data from a 2013 U.S. survey of 37,874 college students and found that only 2 percent were interested in federal …

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Poll: Americans Think Federal Workers Overpaid, Underqualified

A majority of Americans say they believe federal workers are overpaid, and a third of Americans say they think federal workers are underqualified compared to their counterparts in the private sector, according to a new Washington Post poll. The gloomy portrait of federal workers comes as anti-Washington sentiment, which often …

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