Hiring & Recruitment

(@taxpayercivilservant)

Hiring & Recruitment

USE CURRENT, IN STATE HUMAN CAPITOL RESOURCES TO MEET STAFFING NEEDS

Suspend all relocation assistance/payments for federal vacancy announcements. The unemployment rate in every metropolitan area is excessively high. This translates to a human capital resource pool that has candidates to meet and probably exceed the requirements of the job. If someone in DC wants to relocate to San Diego during their last years of government service because they intend to retire there, let the move... more »

Voting

13 votes
Active
(@educare)

Hiring & Recruitment

Could the general public be better served if a new perspective were examined with respect to maintaining US federal highways?

For example, before the Interstates these roads were the main arteries or as we expressed it “the way-to-go-to-town” . . . a genuine, U.S. federally funded and maintained four-lane, media-divided (sometimes landscaped) super-highway. But the well-maintained older, federal highway system is fast becoming a public nuisance and dangerous. In recognition of the immediate need to preserve the scenic landscape -- forests,... more »

Voting

-2 votes
Active
(@vanessa)

Hiring & Recruitment

Give anyone a chance !

Some times degrees and experience will not demostrate goodwill and hard work minds. Let people volunteer in government offices. Do not promise anything. Just let them volunteer. They will gain knowledge, they will learn how the system works and maybe if they are really good they may be haired. This would be a good for all the people who are looking for a part time job, that has very flexible hours and do not want to stay... more »

Voting

13 votes
Active
(@reubenr)

Hiring & Recruitment

Dispute Resolution Expertise

The Directive should recognize and build on the rich and long experience with a large variety of public engagement and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs in the federal sector. In particular, the Directive should include within its senior management someone with a dispute resolution background so that a dispute resolution perspective can be included within the Directive’s discussions

Voting

14 votes
Active
(@njessee1)

Hiring & Recruitment

Extend Presidential Management Fellowships to Highly Qualified Undergraduates

By limiting the Presidential Management Fellowship Program to only those with graduate degrees, a large swath of individuals with "an interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs" are being excluded. By expanding fellowship opportunities to include highly qualified undergraduates, the program could cultivate the leadership potential of more than one quarter... more »

Voting

7 votes
Active
(@advocate)

Hiring & Recruitment

EFM Virtual Corps - State Department

We have approximately 2,000 out of 9,000 family members who are currently working in over 217 missions worldwide. Majority if not all of them already have, at the minimum, a “Secret” level clearance. And yet, when they relocate to other posts, it is entirely possible that they won’t find work there. The average cost to process a SECRET clearance has been reported to run from several hundred dollars to $3,000, depending... more »

Voting

2 votes
Active
(@advocate)

Hiring & Recruitment

Language Specialist Corps - State Department

A GAO Report on Foreign Languages: Human Capital Approach Needed to Correct Staffing and Proficiency Shortfalls indicates that personnel with foreign language skills are needed in a range of federal agency programs and missions. It states in part: “In light of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the importance of foreign language skills will increase as the United States expands its efforts to... more »

Voting

19 votes
Active
(@advocate)

Hiring & Recruitment

Functional Fellowship for EFMs - State Department

Most jobs (including State’s specialist requirements) require candidates to have the skills and specialized experience of at least three years. Given that family members move every 2-3 years, and have no control over what jobs becomes available at any given post, an FS spouse would have to be extremely lucky if he/she can have that three years experience in one specific field in a span of three overseas assignments (6-9... more »

Voting

4 votes
Active
(@anthonynteu)

Hiring & Recruitment

Hiring and Promotion Practices

Hiring practices at our federal agencies need to be open and transparent. Cronyism should have known place in hiring and promotion practices particularly in U.S. regulatory agencies especially those that do science based worked that affects the health and safety of the public. We need to get rid of direct hire practices or make them open for all to see. Everyone should be able to see who applicants are/were and how... more »

Voting

33 votes
Active
(@becky01)

Hiring & Recruitment

Hire people who are qualified.

Obama promised to be a different type of president than any in the past. While he has kept that promise to some extent, here is the major way that has so far failed: he is nominating career politicians into his cabinet. That sure seems like business as usual. Instead of having a former governor in charge of the Health and Human Services division, have someone who knows a thing or two about public health in there. I am... more »

Voting

53 votes
Active
(@young.cheryl.k)

Hiring & Recruitment

What changes in training or hiring of personnel would enhance innovation?

o Give us honest tax law abiding citizens we can trust.

o Do not reward failure with bailouts

o Allow the free market to operate. Put an end to the extortionists, aka unions.

o Require US citizen proof, deport illegal aliens.

o Americans who need it will work for it.

o Entitlement programs with expirations will encourage citizens to become responsible.

Voting

25 votes
Active
(@cannex)

Hiring & Recruitment

Ban the electoral collage

I remember election day. The Alaskan poles had not even closed and (elledged) president obama was giving his acceptance speech. I was so pissed that my vote counted for not. Nothing, nodda. All I ever heard was "that's how the system works". Had the peoples vote actually counted, (alledged) president obama would not be selling out our country like he lived on Jackle Island like the last jerk that sold us out. Wile we... more »

Voting

-10 votes
Active
(@digital260)

Hiring & Recruitment

Create Jobs not handout lines.

Why aren't programs like those created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt being used to get people working instead of creating new ways of giving handouts to people needing work? Programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) or Work Projects Administration created jobs for people and made progress for the nation while helping to bring the nation out of recession. We have roads that need to be improved through... more »

Voting

28 votes
Active