(@wm.r.edwards)

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Talent Lost

In a recent survey of a government agency, over one third of those interviewed stated that they did not apply for a promotion or a new position due to the overwhelming nature of the current federal hiring processes. Also, DHS just stated in a Post article that it has thousands more contract workers than it does actual DHS employees. They said the cause of this is in large part due to the federal hiring process and... more »

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1 vote
(@rick00)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

How Do I Stack Up?

When evaluating current employees seeking other federal positions, I'd like to see constructive feedback on how competitive our resume and qualifications were compared to other applicants. Also,provide a summary of what qualities, skill sets, education and experience separated those considered for the position from those not considered. This feedback would help better prepare applicants for future consideration.... more »

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4 votes
(@rick00)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

How Do I Stack Up?

When evaluating current employees seeking other federal positions, I'd like to see constructive feedback on how competitive our resume and qualifications were compared to other applicants. Also,provide a summary of what qualities, skill sets, education and experience separated those considered for the position from those not considered. This feedback would help better prepare applicants for future consideration.... more »

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4 votes
(@sressler)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

USAJOBS Data on Data.gov

I would like to see the USAJOBS data on data.gov.

 

Right now I think the data is available through partnerships with OPM. I would remove that barrier and make it easy to just grab the data from data.gov.

 

This would allow lots of innovation around the hiring process by 3rd party developers and would not cost OPM money.

 

Steve Ressler

Founder, GovLoop.com

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2 votes
(@reembertoparada)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

Check that OPM HR Select the right candidates.

I know of a case where a 10 point disable veteran currently working as a contractor for OPM has been rejected to work as a Federal Employee for the same position in the same location and doing the same work that he has been doing for over a year. I notice that many federal HR personnel are being influenced by management to select only those employees they one for the position and not the employees that can better do the... more »

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1 vote
(@johnbersentes)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

An Onboarding EOD Solution to remove burdensome paperwork

It would seem to me that agencies would benefit from a stardardized online Entrance on Duty system or(EOD)solution The benefits of which would not only help "improve time to hire" but provide an important bridge for new entrants to the federal workforce at the get go, and lead to increased "new hire commitment" and "improved retention". Another benefit would be to ultimately mitigate risk from losing talent during... more »

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5 votes
(@johnbersentes)

Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...

An Onboarding EOD Solution to remove burdensome paperwork

It would seem to me that agencies would benefit from a stardardized online Entrance on Duty system or(EOD)solution The benefits of which would not only help "improve time to hire" but provide an important bridge for new entrants to the federal workforce at the get go, and lead to increased "new hire commitment" and "improved retention". Another benefit would be to ultimately mitigate risk from losing talent during... more »

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5 votes
(@wang312)

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Revise Qualification Standards

OPM should consider revising its outdated qualification standards. Currently, for most positions, agencies can require only one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Agencies must then define the specialized experience necessary to do the job, which can often be very narrow and difficult to screen for on a resume. Most applicants do not think to specifically address the specialized... more »

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5 votes
(@pittardm)

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

USAJOBS: Telework Positions and Positions with Flexible Hours

Create new formats for job postings on USAJOBS that include separate categories for Telework (y/n) and Flexible Hours (y/n). People who are looking for jobs would like to search for these, and it's not possible now. If employers have to step up and identify these types of jobs up front, telework and flex hours will be more job dependent than empolyee/boss dependent. Besides, putting them out there on USAJOBS will tell... more »

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2 votes
(@wm.r.edwards)

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Realizing Potential

Why don't employees apply for new positions and instead choose to remain unchallenged? This can happen for many reasons. Ultimately I think the fix is a culture change. This would involve a commitment to not only results orientation but a continuous learning environment. In order to foster continuous learning, it must be embedded within the business strategy of a firm. An option would be pay for performance. A way... more »

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0 votes
(@nancy.faber)

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Dear OPM, Citizen and fed applicants deserve better than OF 612

For goodness sake, come into the 21st century and redesign the gov't job app form to be USER FRIENDLY. AT A MINIMUM, DO THESE THINGS: 1. Acknowledge people's busy lives & allow SAVE feature so applicants can work on it when all info is available and they have snippets of time. 2. Allow enough space for text entry in all fields. Section C Item 9, Section E, Section F, Section G are currently useless. Current set-up... more »

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2 votes
(@david.treacy)

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Records Online

Current employees and retirees often need access to their records for verification and many other purposes. Because many employees are mobile and work for multiple agencies throughout their career, these records tend to be dispersed and fragmented because personel records continue contain paper. The cost of this is not only the archiving and storage of paper records, but also the cost of searching, researching, and... more »

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4 votes
(@hd030506)

Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...

Consider Field Activities

The OPM website hosts a lot of great information about approved programs. But when new program ideas are being considered, it is typically worked through the departments and agencies within the Washington, DC area. However, many of those departments and agencies have organizations/employees in field sites and information and solicitation of ideas rarely is requested or shared with those units. Similarly, the FEBs and... more »

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4 votes
(@pittardm)

New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Encourage use of more part time positions

I would like to retire and work part time closer to home. So, having worked for the government for over 32 years, I thought I'd take a look a options on USAJOBS. There aren't many there. I don't think managers naturally think of hiring people part time, nor do I think organizations make it particularly easy for managers to hire part time employees. Perhaps this is a cultural rather than a policies/procedures issue.... more »

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3 votes