Phase 1 details shared: • Launch in six months (see additional timeline info below); go-live still scheduled for October • Sandbox info: o Available March 7th to integrate o Restricted by IP, URL will be provided to each vendor o Document upload/virus scan with appropriate error message o Email/auto ticket system for vendors to troubleshoot • Will not collect SSN • Search/Resume Mining: promise made that it will be more powerful in 3.0 o Programming to start next week; emphasis on search design and more relevant search results o Will be available by location, grade, series o Later phase: resume parsing (applicant won’t have to fill out all basic info; will pull from resume) • RNO/MD-715 data: OPM attempting to try to collect in phase 1; working on getting approval from OMB • Standardized Data goals: o Based on Guide to Personnel Data Standards (GPDS) to ensure data standards/valid values and establish framework for standardized data repository o Fewer free form text, more dropdowns o Data element tables to ensure data flows seamlessly • Integration: built to industry standards to make it easier for vendors to connect with HR XML • Goal: addressing applicant hand-off from USAJOBS to ATS (want to make cleaner and more standardized) o OPM rules for ATS: 1. USAJOBS as common repository for applicant resumes and documents (ATS needs to accept USAJOBS resumes and documents) 2. Common questions need to be accepted by ATS so applicant only answers once and can then update as needed when applying to specific vacancy. ATS would then only ask for additional information and not repeat questions already asked • Applicants: o Applicant passwords cannot be transferred over; must reset passwords o OPM not sure if saved searches will transfer over to new system o RSS feeds will be lost, must be re-generated for applicants and agencies using as data feed • Improvements being made to: o JOA Search o Applicant Profile Management o Better Configuration of Site for easier navigation o Original goal was to just to stand up the system in a government environment but they have managed to do more than just that goal • Transition training to be provided for agencies via webinar • Employer Services o POC: John Allen, [email protected] o Agencies will not be able to post JOAs through Employer Services on or after July 1, 2011 o ES JOA closing dates must be no later than August 1, 2011 (close vacancies 90 days prior to USAJOBS go-live date) o On or about October 1st, no more access to Employer Services Timeline (tentative) • Bandwidth in place in early March • USAJOBS Integration services tokens available March 11 • Test and production environment ready by June 2011 • Security documentation/internal assessment ongoing • Sandbox available March-June 2011 • 3.0 code by early July • Internal C&A for July-September 2011 • Agency UAT August 2011 • USAJOBS 3.0 Transition: tentative downtime scheduled for Saturday, October 1 through October7, 2011 o Test planned for April to see how long it takes to send data over. OPM goal of 48 hours. Communications: o Slides will be posted to agency-specific GovLoop group; vendors will also have GovLoop group o [email protected] email for additional info
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