Tag Archives: professional development

House CAO Philip Kiko on IT Modernization, Customer-Focused Strategic Plan

The office of the chief administrative officer in the House has launched a customer-centered strategic plan and started a cloud migration initiative as part of its information technology modernization effort, Federal News Network reported Thursday. CAO Philip Kiko said his office identified gaps in professional development upon the launch of the strategic plan and then introduced the Congressional Staff Academy, which now provide personnel courses on committee clerk procedures and appropriations law, among others.

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FAA Seeks to Update Professional Development of Air Carrier Pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed an update to professional development training standards on commercial air carrier pilots in an effort to drive compliance with standard procedures. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will require pilots-in-command to undergo mentoring and leadership and command training with assistance to observe and familiarize themselves with flight operation procedures before they join …

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OPM Issues Hiring Preference Guide for Senior-Level National Security Posts

New guidance from the Office of Personnel Management recommends that federal agencies give “strong” preference to top-level national security job candidates who have performed interagency rotational services. In the guidance published Wednesday, acting OPM Director Beth Cobert instructed leaders of agencies to ensure that individuals who have completed the National Security Professional Development Interagency Personnel Rotations …

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Report: Army to Start Active, Reserve Units Integration Project

The U.S. Army will begin to test a concept of combining active-duty and reserve components this summer as the military service aims to maximize the utilization of its manpower, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jared Serbu writes the Army’s Associated Units initiative is based upon a U.S. Air Force multicomponent force strategy meant to help its airmen share …

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