White House prioritizes skills-based federal hiring in executive order
The order will allow agencies to vet "candidates using assessment methods that more directly determine whether job seekers possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job they're applying for," said Michael Rigas.
CIO Council report recommends improvements to federal IT hiring
The report's top recommendation is to create a comprehensive special pay system for IT jobs across government.
OPM directs agencies to hire, administer oath with digital tools
It is up to the agency CIOs to determine which tool best fits their workforce.
USAJOBS aims to provide applicants with better job updates
Federal employment is competitive, so the program will make its process more transparent.
USDS wants to fix the ‘black hole’ USAJOBS with alternative hiring assessment
The U.S. Digital Service recently piloted pass-fail assessments of applicants against IT job requirements at the Department of Health and Human Services and National Park Service.
OMB, OPM and agencies partner to create data scientist occupational series
It's part of a broader goal to increase data literacy throughout government.