During emergency situations, OPM at times issues delay/unscheduled leave. However, some components of my agency have flextime, meaning we can arrive at any time from 6-9:30am and leave 8 hours later. When delayed opening is issued, OPM has effectively canceled flextime and it has created traffic jams getting into work and leaving work. I suggest that OPM exempt from delayed opening those who have flextime.
Inside deals area real problem with Dept of Army. Several agencies use AVEU, others USAJOBs still others only accept hard copy US mail applications. make it simple if AVEU is good enoug, then all agencies use that. The Army system has so many screen out words that have been passed out to spouses that all the spouse needs to do is write a good story to make the priority list.
make every federal agency that is going to contract out or a full year prior to the end of the current contract conduct a formal A76. I bet my left kidney that most of these overt paid contractors would be US federal employees. if this is a short duration thing, they could do a TERM NTE position.
Career Pathing Tools are a great way to allow potential candidates the opportunity to explore their future with your agency. Candidates, especially millennials, want to see what the rewards are for a commitment... more »
Need to hire more specialist that can answer questions. Line is always busy and it always seems to getting a run around. If president Obama can't create some extra jobs then the angency should outsource to China or India to save money
LRP Publications have created some outstanding products and applications such as CyberFEDS, Smart Answers for Federal Managers, Federal Personnel Guide, .etc.
All of the materials and applications from LRP are copyrighted.
Recommend OPM work with LRP Publications to remove the copyright requirements and make LRP products available to every Federal Employee and Manager.
Complete work in progress. Require one task at a time to be totally completed. sure the work may pile up, but at least something will be completed.
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 »