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The Impact of Recruitment Strategy on Fair and Open Competition for Federal Jobs

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

Examines how factors such as a proliferation of hiring authorities and the decentralization of the federal hiring process affect fair and open competition for filling jobs in the federal government.  From the Merit Systems Protection Board


State Employee Health Plan Proposed Premium and Benefit Structure for Fiscal Year 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Virginia Issues$file/RD494.pdf

Includes the proposed premium schedule and the proposed changes to the benefit structure in the governor’s introduced budget.  From the Department of Human Resource Management


Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Summary Report: 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

Provides information on the structure, function, finances, taxation, employment, and pension systems of approximately 90,000 state and local governments in the U.S.  From the Census Bureau


Annual Report on the Salaries Paid to Employees of the Commonwealth

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD486.pdf

Finds that if state employees’ salaries do not increase in 2015, they will trail the salaries of other employers by 24.82%.  Also includes suggestions for improving the competitiveness of state employee salaries.  From the Department of Human Resource Management


Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Summary Report 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Includes tables at the federal, state, and local levels, and for individual states.  Provides details on public employment and average pay by job categories.  From the Census Bureau


Federal Inspectors General: History, Characteristics, and Recent Congressional Actions

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization

Discusses the role, authorities, and activities of inspectors general and recent complaints of uncooperative agencies that have hampered inspections and audits.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Working for the Federal Government: Part 2

Categories: Careers,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

Covers the federal hiring process including how to find vacancies, how to interpret vacancy announcements, how to master the application process, and final steps.  Also offers resources for more information   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Millennials: Finding Opportunity in Federal Service

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Youth

Summarizes results from the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey about how government employees feel about their jobs and how these findings can help managers recruit members of the millennial generation to federal service.  From the Office of Personnel Management


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