• OPM urges ‘strong preference’ for candidates with interagency experience

    Two new memos from the Office of Personnel Management provide guidance for agencies to give “strong preference” to certain candidates for national security senior executive jobs. The memos also outline the roles and responsibilities of agencies and employees participating in an interagency rotation.

  • OPM releases new management guidance for aspiring leaders, supervisors, senior managers

    The Office of Personnel Management released the Federal Supervisory and Managerial Frameworks and Guidance, a tool the agency hopes will be a resource for employees looking to become managers, managers hoping to rise through the ranks, and senior leaders who want to strengthen their leadership skills.

  • Council on governmentwide diversity to impact agency hiring

    Following up on the Office of Personnel Management’s new recruitment and retention strategy the Chief Human Capital Officers Council announced Friday a governmentwide forum on diversity hiring.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Jan. 22, 2013

    OPM’s Angela Bailey discusses how agencies are struggling to fill critical skill gaps in the hard sciences. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo fills us in on what to expect with the new defense authorization law. Jacque Simon of AFGE says her union is frustrated with the lack of attention being paid to federal workers’ concerns over sequestration. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service discusses possible changes agencies may face in President Obama’s second term.