New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...
OPM should use existing social networks, including LinkedIn, GovLoop, and Facebook to further its mission. You could have the OPM Director host a blog, announce "hot jobs," provide best business practices, and issue polls on hot topics. This shouldn't cost OPM much, but will make them much more accessible to their customers - Federal employees.
OPM should use web-casting technology to hold interagency meetings. This will save hundreds of hours of travel time and make these meetings more accessible to those outside the DC area. It will also help to encourage telework. The minimal cost to use this technology will be returned in saving time and expanding the impact of OPM.
A pilot project to build a next-gen OPM portal for the Federal Community Cloud. The idea is to build a suite of opensocial portals, one at each Federal Agency, based on The Open Stack that will enable communication with all opensocial partners.
OPM should negotiate a supplemental health insurance plan for retired Federal Employees who are on Medicare since their health care costs are mostly paid for by Medicare. It is wrong that we continue to pay the full amount.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »