OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE FOR SUPERVISORS TO TAKE MORE ACTIVE ROLE, ACCESS TOP TALENT FOR FED HIRING - November 2, 2016
Obama Administration Releases Last-Ditch Effort to Fix Federal Hiring
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Obama administration is requiring federal supervisors take a more active role in the hiring process, issuing new guidance Tuesday it says will help agencies better recruit and assess top talent.
The guidance was jointly issued by the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management and spelled out in clear terms many of the initiatives the administration has pushed over the last several years. OMB Director Shaun Donovan and acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said the guidance reflected “proven” strategies from the administration’s Hiring Excellence campaign, as well as feedback from thousands of managers and human resources staff solicited over the last year. OPM, OMB and the Presidential Personnel Office launched Hiring Excellence in May, which involved traveling the country to meet with various federal offices, promoting HR-manager collaboration, data-based analysis and special hiring authorities.