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Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Contact: Marcus A. Williams
Tel: 202-606-2402

Federal Agencies to Discuss Progress Implementing Hiring Reform

WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., leaders from across the Federal government, including agency heads and Chief Human Capital Officers, will gather at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to share stories about how Federal agencies are taking down barriers to improve hiring within the Federal workforce.

Six months ago, President Obama directed all Federal agencies to modernize their hiring processes in order to reduce waste, improve the applicant experience, and better serve the American public.  This included directives to reduce the time it takes to fill a vacancy, accept resumes, and eliminate archaic entry essays.  Federal agencies are making substantial progress in implementing these changes, and several Agency heads will deliver brief remarks highlighting major improvements they have made in the hiring process.

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Remarks: 10:00 am
Q & A: 11:05 am (eastern time)

WHO:

John Berry, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Janie Payne, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Kathleen Ott, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

WHAT:

Update on Hiring Reform Within the Federal Workforce

WHERE:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Brooke-Mondale Auditorium
451 7th St, SW
Washington, DC

 

Reporters are asked to be in place five minutes prior to the start of press conference and enter through HUD’s south entrance on 7th and Frontage. 

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