Archive: Hiring

Report: U.S. Cybersecurity Workforce Inadequate

A few weeks ago, President Obama declared cybersecurity to be “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” and said “we’re not as prepared as we should be, as a government or as...

By Eric Rich | July 22, 2009; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Lawmakers Promise to Oversee Government Hiring

As the Federal Diary reported on Thursday, President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget likely will result in many thousands of new hires for the federal government. The problem with that is they will have to go through a hiring process that...

By Sara Goo | March 6, 2009; 02:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Federal Government Jobs Web Site Hacked

The federal government’s online database for job seekers has been hacked. As if Uncle Sam’s hiring process is not in enough of a mess already, now comes word that the pocket where he keeps job applications has been picked. USAJOBS,...

By Sara Goo | January 30, 2009; 02:43 PM ET | Comments (38)

Want to be a Diplomat?

Want to be a diplomat? If so, try to get to the State Department this evening. It's holding a networking reception and career information session for mid-career professions from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Director General Harry K. Thomas, of...

By Sara Goo | January 29, 2009; 04:23 PM ET | Comments (3)

EEOC Issues Report on Asian American Employment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a report prepared by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Work Group that contains recommendations designed to increase the presence of the minority group in federal employment. The recommendations were sent to EEOC...

By Sara Goo | January 15, 2009; 12:42 PM ET | Comments (1)

Students Rank Gov. Agencies High Among Employers

Uncle Sam as the boss man must be doing something right. A survey released today by the Partnership for Public Service and Universum USA says that five federal government agencies are among the top 15 "ideal" employers. They were picked...

By Sara Goo | January 14, 2009; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Personnel Advice for Obama

Folks at The Washington Post sometimes refer to a main competitor as “the other paper.” Well the other paper, aka The New York Times, has an interesting op-ed article today by Thomas A. Schweich, who teaches law at Washington University...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 12, 2008; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Education Department Rebuttal

Funny how upset people can get just because you call their agency a goat. An Education Department spokesman wasn’t pleased with that description in my Dec. 2 column about a Government Accountability Office report on the lack of diversity in...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 11, 2008; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Room at the Top for More Diversity

Diversity within the group of men -- and still only men -- who have been president of the United States will change significantly when Barack Obama is sworn in next month. But when he looks across the highest level of...

By Terri Rupar | December 2, 2008; 08:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Toughest Jobs in Obama Administration

You’ve had the plums, now come the prunes. As the Federal Diary reported last week, the Council for Excellence in Government is publishing the Prune Book, which lists the toughest management jobs in government. The book had a “soft...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 17, 2008; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

State Department Staff Shortage

During a period when the United States is fighting two wars, struggling with an international financial crisis and dealing with a variety of other issues around the world, the State Department is short of staff. Jendayi Frazer, the assistant secretary...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 13, 2008; 03:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Promoting Opportunities for Veterans

For much of America, affirmative action may be out of favor when it comes to race and gender. But it is enshrined in law for veterans. Just before Office of Personnel Management staffers took Veterans Day off, they issued this...

By Terri Rupar | November 11, 2008; 03:39 PM ET | Comments (5)

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