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.Read More »
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.
A subpanel within the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has started a series of hearings to gather ideas on how to facilitate reforms to the civil service system and assess the federal hiring process, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Nicole Ogrysko writes Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), chairman of …Read More »
Acting Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert said that the agency aims to continue its focus on the recruiting and developing the talent of the federal workforce as the current administration nears its end in January 2017, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Tom Fox writes that the agency also looks to provide health …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »