Most federal civil servants are either working from home or in a furloughed status, but all are getting paid. By contrast at least 40 million American workers have been fired or furloughed and are seeking unemployment benefits.
Nora Dempsey, senior advisor for Innovation at the US Department of State, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to talk about the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program.
Agencies are substituting in-person hiring events with virtual job fairs and recruiting webinars, and many organizations are thinking outside the box to onboard new employees.
Agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs are calling on federal retirees to return to government and help with their coronavirus responses as reemployed annuitants. Thinking of joining them? Here’s what you need to know.
In today’s Federal Newscast, search space-force on USAJobs.gov, and you’ll come up with 39 jobs, and not clerks or mail room staff, either.
Blaming USAJobs is another example of trying to find a silver bullet to kill everything that is wrong with the federal hiring process.
Attracting in-demand cybersecurity talent to government service could be as simple as retraining current federal employees for the jobs of the future.
In the omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed into law last week, CIOs at the Agriculture and State departments received specific empowerments provisions.
The Office of Personnel Management unveiled another round of updates to USAJobs.gov, the federal jobs portal that long left applicants, agency human resource specialists and chief human capital officers frustrated with the hiring process. It’s part of OPM’s ongoing and iterative efforts to improve the user and agency experience with USAJobs.
The Office of Personnel Management says it’s spent the past eight years working within the confines of current laws and regulations to modernize the federal personnel system and help agencies better recruit, hire and retain talented employees. But as the Obama administration winds down, OPM suggested that future administrations should more seriously discuss reform to those civil service regulations.