Hiring/Retention

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How agencies can recruit better job candidates with skills-based approach

To help agencies get hiring right, the Office of Personnel Management has new guidance for managers to pick candidates based on broader past experiences.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA sees positive feedback on reentry, but deputy administrator says there’s ‘still a lot to learn’

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Proposed NIH budget boost spending for experimentation, examines lower grant funding for minority scientists

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Two workforce bills to pay attention to from House committee’s latest markup

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Axon Immersion Training Virtual Reality (VR) headset, used in training police officers to learn the best way to interact with people who suffer with autism, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Washington. Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who suffer from autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry. A new training simulation using virtual reality headsets is being rolled out by Aon, the company best known for developing the Taser. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Your next piece of work-at-home equipment might be virtual reality goggles

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SSA acting commissioner ‘concerned’ about employee exhaustion, lack of engagement

As agency staffing challenges continue, the Social Security Administration is among the lowest ranked agencies on the latest pulse survey results.

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VA hired 59,000 employees this fiscal year, but still struggles with workforce shortages

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired thousands of health care employees through a streamlined hiring process since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Senior Executives Association’s outgoing president describes org’s changes

The Senior Executives Association hired Gregory Brooks to fill a new executive director role after the association’s president for the past two years Bob Corsi steps down.

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