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Federal hiring binge: who are the winners?

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A new study shows just where the federal government is staffing up.

Last week The Partnership for Public Service released their report on where the jobs will be in the federal government over the next three years. Thirty-five federal agencies were surveyed and the top areas of openings projected are medical, security, law enforcement, legal and administrative.

So, unlike many sectors, jobs are there. The next questions: How will they get the best people for the slots? Will OPM’s strategic plan for making government the model employer help recruit the 270,000 mission-critical government jobs that will need to be filled? Max Stier, president and chief executive of the Partnership for Public Service, said in a Washington Post article, “Fixing the hiring process is a key component in making it work”

Is this deja vu all over again? Check out my colleague Mark Havard’s comments in his blog, Are we finally on the road to hiring reform? “For his part, Berry’s own goal is no less than "a complete refresh of the federal government’s people policy." A lot of folks are rooting for him, including this commentator.”