• The Office of Personnel Management's tools and pilot programs to improve federal hiring and workforce engagement have improved in some areas but stalled in others.

    January 11, 2016
  • A team at the Office of Personnel Management, along with the agency's Innovation Lab, has been adding new features to in six to eight week increments. Program Manager Michelle Earley said it will take another 18 to 24 months to fully launch the next generation of USAJobs.

    December 02, 2015
  • The Office of Personnel Management will officially launch the Hiring Excellence Campaign in January. The goal is to help agencies across the country realize and use the tools they already have to hire new, talented professionals.

    November 18, 2015
  • Recruiting new talent at the National Cemetery Administration is getting faster now because the agency has focused on streamlining its hiring process. NCA is using data analytics to help it hire the right people quickly. 80 percent of NCA's recruitment gets done in about 60 days. Dissatisfaction with traditional outlets like means some agencies often look for other approaches to the hiring process. Tim McManus is vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu that other agencies can learn from these best practices -- mainly by making better use of data.

    July 16, 2015
  • Four in 10 federal employees will be eligible to retire in the next five years. Who will take their place remains the big question. Meanwhile, 70 percent of jobs advertised on go to internal candidates, says Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta.

    March 09, 2015
  • So close, yet so far... that could be theme for the Food and Drug Administration's quest for a new chief information officer.

    November 03, 2014
  • The Federal Salary Council will submit to the Federal Pay Agent in the coming weeks a recommendation to increase the number of localities that get special pay rates. OPM also will release the annual report on how much time federal employees spend on union activities during working hours. CHCO Council will also consider certification process for HR employees.

    November 15, 2012
  • Following the troubled launch of the revamped, the government\'s jobs portal, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), is renewing his call for a private contractor to manage the site. He has also asked Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel to investigate and intervene.

    October 28, 2011
  • The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

    October 28, 2011
  • Federal jobseekers are complaining that the new version of the website is slow and clunky. The Office of Personnel Management had promised that it would be more streamlined and easier to use than the previous version. It is asking agencies that use the site to recruit to extend their application deadlines while it works out the kinks.

    October 17, 2011
  • The Office of Personnel Management launched today the latest version of the government\'s jobs site,, one day ahead of schedule. The agency says the new site will connect to both agency and contractor websites.

    October 11, 2011
  • The Office of Personnel Management launches a new portal to help managers improve how they bring new employees into the government. is available for all feds to share best practices, find tools and solve challenges as Federal Service Ambassadors.

    May 06, 2011
  • A new memo from Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, details hiring flexibilities and new tools for agencies.

    February 11, 2011
  • OPM said its goal is to get the average hire in their agency in 80 days. One way the agency will continue to bring down the average time is through a new set of applicant assessment tools. The first will launch in January for accountants and financial analysts.

    October 27, 2010

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