Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
Given the interest in and the importance of the work of Government, we owe it to the American people to have hiring systems in place to ensure we have the right people on board doing the vital work of the Government."
The Talent Management system focuses on agencies having quality people with the appropriate competencies in mission-critical activities.
A system that addresses competency gaps, particularly in mission-critical occupations, by implementing and maintaining programs to attract, acquire, develop, promote, and retain quality talent.
The agency has closed skills, knowledge, and competency gaps/deficiencies in mission-critical occupations, and has made meaningful progress toward closing skills, knowledge, and competency gaps/deficiencies in all occupations used in the agency.
The Talent Management system is comprised of two critical success factors that work together to ensure agencies have people with the right skills, in the right places, at the right times. Addressing the critical success factors helps eliminate gaps and deficiencies in the skills, knowledge, and competencies of employees of mission-critical occupations in the current and future workforce. The two success factors usually work together.
Each critical success factor has several key elements that indicate effectiveness and are linked to suggested indicators that identify how well the agency is doing relative to key elements.
The following merit system principles are especially relevant to the Talent Management system (5 U.S.C. 2301):
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Metrics have been established to help agencies accomplish the standard for the three systems that implement human capital plans and programs, i.e., Leadership and Knowledge Management, Results-Oriented Performance Culture, and Talent Management.
The workforce plan drives the aggressive and strategic recruitment of diverse and qualified candidates for the agency’s workforce.
When the key elements of the critical success factor Recruitment are effectively implemented, agencies will realize the following results:
The Recruitment and Retention systems work together to produce many of these results.
Recruitment, hiring, and merit promotion processes adhere to the merit system principles in 5 U.S.C. 2301 and follow other pertinent legal and regulatory guidance (including but not limited to 5 U.S.C. 3101, 3102, 3301, 3302, 3308-3318, 3319, 3502, 3503; as well as 5 CFR 315, 316, 317, 330, 332, 335, 337, 338, 550; and other congressionally-mandated enabling legislation).
Leaders, managers, and supervisors create and sustain effective working relationships with employees. The workplace is characterized by:
When the key elements of the critical success factor Retention are effectively implemented, agencies will realize the following results:
Retention policies and practices adhere to merit system principles set forth in 5 U.S.C. 2301 and other Federal laws, rules, and regulations (e.g., 5 U.S.C. 5301 and 5706; the Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2004; 5 CFR 531, 550, and 575).