OPM Expands Web Involvement

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is building a new Web-based recruiting resource that will launch this summer.

The new tool does not yet have a name, but the Website GovLoop has created an interactive forum where members can contribute and vote on names and ideas for the recruiting initiative.

The fiscal 2011 budget proposal identifies several high-priority goals for the Office of Personnel Management over the next two years. Those goals include recruiting and hiring a top-notch federal workforce, implementing a human resources dashboard to gauge employee satisfaction, expanding telework programs, and implementing new wellness programs — all of which are of extreme importance because of coming projected retirements.

The Web-based recruiting resource will be able to assist managers, employees and human resources professionals in planning and implementing recruiting strategies while promoting interagency sharing and learning online.

The federal budget also lays out plans to ensure that at least 80 percent of federal agencies meet targeted improvements to improve hiring managers’ satisfaction with applicant quality. By-products are improved applicant satisfaction and reduced hiring time. The budget also aims to increase outreach to veterans and the disabled, improve the diversity of the federal workforce, and improve the timeliness and quality of personnel background investigations.

The White House also laid out plans to construct a human resources dashboard to help the government focus on employee and manager satisfaction with the hiring process and other key metrics of personnel management. It will enable senior leaders and managers to have better information on the current status of hiring and other key people issues.

The budget also placed a high priority on increasing (50 percent by 2011) the number of eligible federal employees who telework. It also proposes funding for worksite wellness demonstration projects that apply best practices from the private sector to the federal workforce.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is building a new Web-based recruiting resource that will launch this summer.

The new tool does not yet have a name, but the Website GovLoop has created an interactive forum where members can contribute and vote on names and ideas for the recruiting initiative.

The fiscal 2011 budget proposal identifies several high-priority goals for the Office of Personnel Management over the next two years. Those goals include recruiting and hiring a top-notch federal workforce, implementing a human resources dashboard to gauge employee satisfaction, expanding telework programs, and implementing new wellness programs — all of which are of extreme importance because of coming projected retirements.

The Web-based recruiting resource will be able to assist managers, employees and human resources professionals in planning and implementing recruiting strategies while promoting interagency sharing and learning online.

The federal budget also lays out plans to ensure that at least 80 percent of federal agencies meet targeted improvements to improve hiring managers’ satisfaction with applicant quality. By-products are improved applicant satisfaction and reduced hiring time. The budget also aims to increase outreach to veterans and the disabled, improve the diversity of the federal workforce, and improve the timeliness and quality of personnel background investigations.

The White House also laid out plans to construct a human resources dashboard to help the government focus on employee and manager satisfaction with the hiring process and other key metrics of personnel management. It will enable senior leaders and managers to have better information on the current status of hiring and other key people issues.

The budget also placed a high priority on increasing (50 percent by 2011) the number of eligible federal employees who telework. It also proposes funding for worksite wellness demonstration projects that apply best practices from the private sector to the federal workforce.

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