GovLoop Project of the Week – National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)

Donna Roy, GovLoop Member, is the Executive Director of the National Information Exchange Model. She describes the program and its significance to government. The National Information Exchange Model or NIEM program was established in 2005 by the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice (DHS and DOJ), to leverage the great work the State and localRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Military Spouses Get Federal Hiring Preference

Federal agencies will soon have the option of hiring certain military spouses without having them compete for jobs, under new guidelines issued by the Obama administration Wednesday. The guidelines apply to the spouses of military service members relocating for new assignments, some physically disabled spouses, and those whose husband or wife was killed in theRead… Read more »

Fair AND Simple and Fast? OPM Director John Berry Issues Call to Action for Federal Hiring

By Erica Pierson Originally posted on Unleash the Monster From job announcements to applicant tracking, the federal hiring process can be burdensome. In fact, two senior senators recently introduced a bill that would require greater efficiencies in the federal hiring process, particularly for agencies that are overwhelmed with processing applicants. It appears that vast changesRead… Read more »

Time-in-Grade May Not Go Away

The Office of Personnel Management is withdrawing its plan to abolish the one-year time-in-grade requirement for federal employee promotions. OPM announced in the Federal Register on Tuesday that it would withdraw proposed regulations to abolish the time-in-grade rule after the agency determined that it would be more productive to consider the merits of the time-in-gradeRead… Read more »

UK Google moves into local government

Twitpic Ross L Grant Google UK launched it’s local government division on Friday August 8 with a day-long event held at their London offices and attended by around 65 people. As I have been talking and writing about their stuff (aka promoting!) for a few years now this day was pretty exciting for me. IRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: OPM Keeps Time-in-Grade, at Least for Now

The Obama administration has decided to keep the “time-in-grade rule,” meaning ambitious federal employees will have to slow their plans to climb the career ladder. The policy requires federal employees in General Schedule grades 5 and above to work 52 weeks in their current grade before consideration for promotion. In Tuesday’s editions of the FederalRead… Read more »

Survive and Thrive: How to Solve any Cash Crisis

Surviving in a recession can be taxing. This blog is intended to help you thrive, even in this economic state. Make a list of financial problem areas in your business Nuff said.. Putting your problems on paper helps to de-clutter the information from your brain. This will make you a more efficient business owner. OrganizeRead… Read more »

Breaking Down the Numbers

Originally posted on Unleash the Monster No doubt about it, unemployment numbers in the United States are at an all time high. With over 14 million people unemployed, there are more than 3 million jobs that employers are actively recruiting for but so far have been unable to fill. Obviously, there is a disconnect. ThereRead… Read more »

GovTwit Week in Review: 8/02 – 8/08

Interesting Gov 2.0 tweets and stories from August 2-8, 2009 Gov20Radio discussed the challenges of turning from strict hierarchies to collaborative culture with Gwynne Kostin, a federal new media practitioner at DHS and publisher of the blog “On Dot-Gov.” Listen here. ~~~~~~~ Last week, Wired’s Danger Room reported that the U.S. DoD is considering banningRead… Read more »