What do beauty queens and government geeks have in common?
It was one of those uniquely Washington moments.
A beauty queen led a toast Monday to improvements in the federal hiring process. Let’s hail the new and bid farewell to the old, said Jen Corey, Miss D.C. 2009.
In a statement issued before the toast, John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, explained the reason that government geeks and those who want to be one are celebrating.
Today is an important milestone for the hiring reform we need to best serve and protect the American people,” he said. “Six months ago, President Obama directed all agencies to hire based on resumes, eliminate KSA essays, and reduce time to hire. We’ve made substantial progress, and we’re making sure everyone knows that there’s no turning back.”
On GovLoop, we’ve seen quite a few posts on hiring reform that report mixed results – 2 steps forward and a few steps back.