OPM Develops New Senior Executive Application Process
The Office of Personnel Management is trying to develop a better way to select senior executive service members. In November, it completed a 5 1/2 month pilot program to test two new methods at eight federal agencies.
One system, the "accomplishment record," permits "candidates to submit a more streamlined application targeting the selected competencies" instead of the lengthy narratives that have become standard, Michael W. Hager, acting OPM director, said in a Jan. 12 memo to chief human capital officers.
Under another system, called "resume-based," applicants simply submit a standard resume. "This option was designed especially for seasoned executives, whose general qualifications could be discerned from just a resume identifying positions they had held," according to Hager.
OPM plans to develop improved versions of the pilots and will provide training to agencies during the next few months.
Hager's memo can be found here.
January 16, 2009; 11:07 AM ET
Senior Executive Association
Previous: Inaguration Days Means a Holiday for Area Federal Workers | Next: Whistleblowers Divided Over Lawsuit
Posted by: LarryNM | January 21, 2009 6:55 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: darmar40 | January 22, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.