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Department of Homeland Security

Improve hiring criteria for employees and subcontractors

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SOW for contractors should very very precisely specify the skills required and the actual work to be performed; present criteria too vague to get reliable staff; when a contract with a contracting firm lapses, don't fire all the contractors, only the ones that are not essential; keep the top performers

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Department of Energy

Hiring of younger employees, fresh grads

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Allign hiring practies with private industry to compete for the best new grads, younger employees. The younger generation is not necessarily looking for a guaranteed lifetime employment, but for learning opportunities, challenging work, and career mobility. Even if an employee comes with the expection to stay only for a few years, as is common in industry, such an outlook should be welcomed and not the "we don't care... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

360 Degree Performance Evaluations for Federal Employees

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Across the nation, at all levels of government, federal employees have seen coworkers who are less than optimal performers hold long government careers.

Those most dedicated to the idea of public service believe that government should not only be streamlined, but continuously improving and held to a rigorous standard, beginning with the people it employs.

Federal employees should be held to a higher standard of competency,... more »

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