Report From the Office of Personnel Management:
New Recruitment and Appointment Initiatives
OPM intends to help agencies with recruitments and appointments. According to a recently-released report "The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Strategy," OPM plans to:
Improve the effectiveness of the Pathways program by further developing the necessary resources to educate hiring managers, human resource professionals, academic partners, and potential applicants about the program. This effort includes:
Pathways toolkit for hiring managers and HR professionals;
A handbook for Pathways program officers;
"Easy-to-digest" Pathways videos for hiring managers, academia, and prospective applicants on select Pathways topics;
In the Senior Executive Service, eliminate any barriers to attracting diverse executive talent, and pilot new approaches, including: "streamlining the application process by piloting and potentially implementing new recruitment and assessment approaches, such as resume-based applications." and
Develop "partnering with agencies on SES candidate development programs to attract and develop candidates for the SES across government."
Establish a government-wide framework with a focus on the skills related to employee engagement. Some examples: Supervisory Training Framework and Guidance that outlines training for aspiring leaders; a Managerial Development Framework and Curriculum for managers; and a partnership with academia to draft an OPM Leader Development Matrix, based on the most up-to-date research in leadership and executive development.
Encourage agencies to partner with their labor unions at the national and local level to promote engagement. The CHCO Council and the National Council on Federal Labor- Management Relations have begun a joint initiative to identify and catalogue effective employee engagement practices.