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The Impact of Recruitment Strategy on Fair and Open Competition for Federal Jobs

Title:
The Impact of Recruitment Strategy on Fair and Open Competition for Federal Jobs
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062-300-00012-4
ISBN:
9780160942440
Description

This report examines how factors such as a proliferation of hiring authorities and the decentralization of the Federal hiring process affect the idea and implementation of the first merit principle of fair and open competition for filling jobs in the Federal Government. The principle of fair and open competition for filling jobs is a longstanding and fundamental element of Federal merit systems. However, the complexities of Federal civil service laws, regulations, and practices make it difficult to define what constitutes "fair and open competition."

Table of Contents

Executive Summary i

Chapter 1: Introduction 1

Background 1

Purpose 2

Methodology 2

Chapter 2: Why is Fair and Open Competition Important? 3

Beginnings 3

First Reforms 5

Merit Hiring Matures 6

CSRA of 1978 and Beyond 8

Chapter 3: Decisions Affecting Competition 11

Shaping the Applicant Pool 11

Length of the Open Window 12

Internal Versus External Hiring 12

Announcing Jobs 14

To Competitively Examine Or Not? 15

Special Hiring Authorities 17

Assessment Methods 21

Chapter 4: Case Study—Practices and Results 27

Comparing “Pre-selection” Perceptions 27

Comparing Applicant Pools 28

Comparing Open Periods 29

Comparing Workforce Compositions 30

Chapter 5: External Pressures on Hiring Systems 33

The Prohibited Personnel Practices 33

The Evolving Role of Human Resources in the Federal Government 35

Supervisors’/Managers’ Intentions and Training 37

Chapter 6: Findings and Recommendations 39

Findings 39

Recommendations 39

Appendix A: Multiple Hurdle Approach 41

Appendix B: Title 38  45

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