White House prioritizes skills-based federal hiring in executive order
The order will allow agencies to vet "candidates using assessment methods that more directly determine whether job seekers possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job they're applying for," said Michael Rigas.
CIO Council report recommends improvements to federal IT hiring
The report's top recommendation is to create a comprehensive special pay system for IT jobs across government.
OPM directs agencies to hire, administer oath with digital tools
It is up to the agency CIOs to determine which tool best fits their workforce.
USAJOBS aims to provide applicants with better job updates
Federal employment is competitive, so the program will make its process more transparent.
Cyber Command has drastically cut hiring time for cybersecurity roles, says DOD CISO
The Cyber Excepted Service program is bearing some fruit, Department of Defense CISO Jack Wilmer says.
15 major companies announce effort to tackle cybersecurity workforce recruitment issues
Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, and more are working to nix requirements and eliminate gender-biased job descriptions.
USDS wants to fix the ‘black hole’ USAJOBS with alternative hiring assessment
The U.S. Digital Service recently piloted pass-fail assessments of applicants against IT job requirements at the Department of Health and Human Services and National Park Service.
OMB, OPM and agencies partner to create data scientist occupational series
It's part of a broader goal to increase data literacy throughout government.
DHS ‘blew up’ its hiring system for cybersecurity talent
The new process will offer market-sensitive pay across the board and enable the department to make job offers more quickly, such as at tech conferences.