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.


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