Have been reading the Partnership for Public Service report entitled "Unrealized Vision: Reimagining the Senior Executive Service" (http://www.ourpublicservice.org/OPS/publications/viewcontentdetails...) with great interest. Beyond a new vision of SES hiring and utilization, the report describes the entire federal hiring process as "lengthy, opaque and antiquated" and notes the federal government, generally older than the private sector, is less prepared to deal with the imminent baby boomer wave of retirement. Would be interested in other's thoughts on this report on both the SES and general topics.
Monster Government Solutions just wrote a blog post about the lengthy federal hiring process based on a speech given by John Berry at Partnership for Public Service. Thought you might be interested in what they said. You can go to http://www.unleashthemonster.net to read this post and others on federal personnel issues.
Suspect that the key players have TOO MUCH invested in the process as currently configured. Am already hearing whispered in the corner "This too shall past". For the "C generation" Mr. Berry is definitely a breath of fresh air but for the others, who generally are opposed to change (yes I know it is dangerous to make generalities) almost everything about the Director of OPM frightens them
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