Federal Manager's Daily Report

We all know what gets measured gets done, and you should

apply this principle to the hiring process,” said Office of


Personnel Management Deputy Director Dan Blair before federal

human resources specialists at the recent conVurge hrGov 2004


“Tell your HR staff right now to begin tracking time to hire,

especially for mission-critical jobs – from the time a

vacancy is identified to when it is actually filled — and

have them report it to you and your senior leadership team,”

he said, according to an OPM announcement.

OPM said Blair promoted the use of OPM’s Veteran Invitational

Program to recruit military personnel to civilian positions.

He also reminded attendees that the Chief Human Capital

Officers Act of 2002 makes a range of hiring tools available

(see this earlier OPM memo for human capital officers

outlining 10 ways to improve hiring:

sparklist.com such as holding

job fairs on college campuses, and instituting performance

measures for hiring.


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