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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
(@reembertoparada) kudos icon +

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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
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Put Public Documents online and citable to a paragraph level

WHAT

Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites.


WHY

* Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere.
* Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations.
* Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable.


HOW

* An easy-to-deploy archival... more »

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2 votes
(@silona) kudos icon +

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Place public documents online and citable to a paragraph level

WHAT

Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites.


WHY

* Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere.
* Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations.
* Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable.


HOW

* An easy-to-deploy archival... more »

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2 votes
(@ssumner) kudos icon +

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New Technology to Help WithTransparency

Application of New Information Technology to the Transparency Objective
of the Open Government Directive

While the Open Government Directive offers an unprecedented challenge to Federal Agencies, information technology is now available to assist Agencies in achieving the Transparency objective of the Directive in a rapid, cost-effective manner. Throughout the Directive, the need to proactively provide easy to use,... more »

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(@seancroston) kudos icon +

Public Feedback & Involvement, Tools & Strategies...

Encourage Public Participation through Petitions for Rulemaking

Currently, members of the public have no idea how to submit petitions for rulemaking to the agency and actively participate in the rulemaking process, because the agency does not make this information available like other agencies do. So OPM should post easily-accessible, plain-English guidance on its public website regarding how the public can submit and comment on petitions for rulemaking.

See, for example, the... more »

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3 votes
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Establish a Community Manager Position at OPM

Community = the citizens who are looking for federal jobs + the federal employees who need to fill jobs + the OPM'ers who are responsible for making the process work on a country-level scale. The work of the latter can be shared between OPM and other agencies' experts, but someone with a collegial, competent presence has to manage the community. I think that person should be based at OPM. A good model for how this could... more »

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15 votes
(@catinhat007) kudos icon +

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Streamline hiring

I know many young, bright and eager individuals who are interested in becoming public servants. However the KSA's are difficult to understand and the online process of filling out an application is way too cumbersome! Even when a person labors and gets the application in they never hear anything back. The entire process is frustrating, impersonal, lacks good manners etc etc. The result is a lot of talent is going... more »

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13 votes
(@jennifer.foresta) kudos icon +

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Help support work/family life with the Parental Leave Act HR 626

While many people in the federal government are planning for retirement, there is a new generation of employees that can't be forgotten. Most families today consist of two working parents. As a mother, it is hard enough to return to work leaving your child in the care of someone else, but it is even worse not being able to take care of one's own medical recovery needs post-delivery because the federal government doesn't... more »

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2 votes
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Baby-boomer/veteran participation...

I would like to participate in working with other veterans of my age or younger in getting them properly acclimated again to to civilian life. This could be in the capacity of an employed position or volunteering in the Boston Massachusetts area. Many times those who carry the weight of the U.S. on their shoulders are forgotten after returning home unless they have personal connections. To many are left to deal with... more »

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0 votes
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NSPS Pay conversion to original GS pay scale

When NSPS employees who performed well so that their current pay is above the GS step 10 level go back to the original GS pay scale, a new one should be created. This should be similar to the different pay scales for computer people and nuclear engineers.

NSPS performing employees should not be penalized by 50% of their Jan pay increases.

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-1 votes