Federal Manager's Daily Report

OPM has released an updated version of its Delegated Examining Operations Handbook:  A Guide for Federal Agency Examining Officers, which contains guidance, options and specific operational procedures to keep agency hiring decisions within merit system laws and rules.

New or expanded sections include: hiring process options describing hiring scenarios using multiple and/or progressive hurdle assessments; collaboration between HR and the hiring manager; requirements to communicate with applicants at touch-points; types of veterans preference and the documentation required; recruitment roadmaps, strategies and tools; creating an effective job vacancy announcement; creating a simplified, user-friendly application process; and various policies regarding certifying applicants as eligible, including sharing of certificates among agencies.

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In addition, numerous other sections were updated in the guide, which accompanies an OPM memo to agencies at www.chcoc.gov/transmittals.