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Opportunity is calling: Professor Eileen Harrington looks back on a career in public service

In a new blog series, we conducted a series of interviews with professors who have worked in the federal government as part of our ongoing efforts to inspire the next generation to consider a public service career. Our first blog post in the series features Eileen Harrington, former executive director of the Federal Trade Commission, who spoke about how her time as a public servant impacts her current work as an adjunct professor of political science.

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Busting common myths about HR in the federal government

In a new blog series, we speak with current and former government HR experts to dispel myths about federal human resources and help new managers navigate federal policies. Our first post digs into managers’ options for compensating or incentivizing high-performing employees.

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The most effective strategies for surge hiring

In “Rapid Reinforcements: Strategies for Federal Surge Hiring,” the Partnership examined federal surge hiring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlined three strategies that agencies can implement to improve the process. Now, a new template can help hiring teams develop a strategic recruitment plan for surge hiring at their agencies.

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A new tool to help HR teams improve federal hiring

A look at recent federal hiring data shows that hiring managers did not extend job offers to applicants for roughly one-half of the competitive, open-to-the-public federal job announcements in fiscal year 2020. The Hiring Assessment and Selection Outcome Dashboard is a first-of-its-kind tool to share publicly available federal hiring data from USAJOBS to help hiring managers more effectively fill positions in the future.

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