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Feds: would you do a dual hiring announcement?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tamara Lamb-Ghenee Nov 13, 2012. 6 Replies

Good morning! For the feds out there -- I'm looking for some of the pros and cons of doing a dual announcement for an opening.  For a single opening, I've seen other agencies post two announcements,…Continue

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Tamara Lamb-Ghenee replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Feds: would you do a dual hiring announcement?'
"Great advice!"
Nov 13, 2012
Julie Chase replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Feds: would you do a dual hiring announcement?'
"The way it is done in our DoN neck of the woods...the announcement goes out to current fed employees.....if in two or MORE weeks, there are no bites, or the hiring official doesn't like the list, it goes out to US Citizens and they go from…"
Oct 29, 2012
Susan Chin replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Feds: would you do a dual hiring announcement?'
"We always use two separate announcements.  It's clearer, and seems that with one announcement, non-fed applicants get confused with all the fed jargon (SF-50, etc.).  Vets get vet preference on the public one, and may qualify for…"
Oct 26, 2012
Dave Bell replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Feds: would you do a dual hiring announcement?'
"I have used dual announcements twice and our HR department handled them differently. Once I got two certificates (open and merit) and once I only got one certificate. I prefer two certs as you get a greater diversity of applicants. Ask your HR how…"
Oct 26, 2012
Victor Chen replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Feds: would you do a dual hiring announcement?'
"Thanks!  Our HR department is balking at doing both because of a potential difference in timing of certificate deliveries as well as possible perception of excluding vet preference candidates should we pick someone off the merit list…"
Oct 25, 2012
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Feds: would you do a dual hiring announcement?

Good morning! For the feds out there -- I'm looking for some of the pros and cons of doing a dual announcement for an opening.  For a single opening, I've seen other agencies post two announcements, one to all U.S. citizens and another to current federal employees.  What are the benefits and downsides to this approach? Thank you for your insight (and for this forum)!See More
Oct 25, 2012
GovLoop replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Feds: would you do a dual hiring announcement?'
"Couple thoughts: -Some people only search for openings just for current feds.  So by having both I think you should increase number of applicants.  And obviously if you restrict to just feds, then you limit any non-current feds from…"
Oct 24, 2012
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Feds: would you do a dual hiring announcement?

Good morning! For the feds out there -- I'm looking for some of the pros and cons of doing a dual announcement for an opening.  For a single opening, I've seen other agencies post two announcements, one to all U.S. citizens and another to current federal employees.  What are the benefits and downsides to this approach? Thank you for your insight (and for this forum)!See More
Oct 24, 2012
Dannielle Blumenthal replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Interested in swapping public affairs officers for training?' in the group Communication Best Practices
"Bridget - just saying hi. "
Dec 16, 2011
Dannielle Blumenthal replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Interested in swapping public affairs officers for training?' in the group Communication Best Practices
"(Cross-post from FCN group) @Victor - if you have a program (even a pilot program) in place you can submit a blurb for the next FCN newsletter. If you provide the info by January 15 that should be fine. Our Board member Kathleen Taylor is producing…"
Dec 16, 2011
Andrew Krzmarzick replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Interested in swapping public affairs officers for training?' in the group Communication Best Practices
"Fascinating idea - basically swapping PA peeps to cross-train by tackling the problems of another agency for a defined period? That's pretty cool..."
Dec 15, 2011
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Dec 15, 2011
Victor Chen replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Interested in swapping public affairs officers for training?' in the group Communication Best Practices
"Thanks Bridget -- we're in DOD, specifically the Naval Air Systems Command down in Southern Maryland.   I'll send you a note!"
Dec 15, 2011
Bridget Ann Serchak replied to Victor Chen's discussion 'Interested in swapping public affairs officers for training?' in the group Communication Best Practices
"Victor,   Sounds like a great idea. What federal agency are you with? I am a PAO at the National Transportation Safety Board and I just completed a five month detail at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (our "baby" sister…"
Dec 15, 2011
Victor Chen added a discussion to the group Communication Best Practices
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Interested in swapping public affairs officers for training?

I posted this to the FCN group as well, but I'm interested stretching my team in different directions.  While they are awesome at the core aspects of their jobs, I want to bring in some fresh ideas and perspective.  I'm hoping there are other communications shops in the DC area that might be interested in working something out. Thanks in advance, I greatly appreciate any tips or assistance!See More
Dec 15, 2011
Victor Chen commented on Bill Brantley's group 'Federal Communicators Network'
"Hi FCN group, I'm interested in finding opportunities for my team to spend time with public affairs offices in other agencies in the DC area.  While my team is talented and good at what we do, I'd like to help broaden their experience…"
Dec 15, 2011

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Public Affairs Officer
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Naval Air Systems Command
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Communications
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BA, Northwestern University
MBA, University of South Carolina
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