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From the White House - New Federal Approach to Hiring

By Dennis Published: May 13, 2010

The memo contained in the corresponding link describes a "new" approach to Federal recruitment and hiring. From an HR perspective, and reading between the lines, two interesting aspects are (1) the deemphasis on the Training & Experience (T&E) approaches, which have been heavily criticized, and (2) a movement away from the Rule of 3 to a banding or category approach. The question of course is whether the new approach will have a positive impact on the quality of hires by the Federal government.

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Do We Take Sustainability Seriously?

By Dennis Published: May 12, 2010

Do we take sustainability seriously in the United States? Most of the time, it seems highly doubtful. We put relatively little money into inspecting, rebuilding, and maintaining buildings. On the other hand we are quick to tear them down.

For example, consider this all too frequent item.

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