More Federal Government Jobs Going to Veterans

More Federal Government Jobs Going to Veterans

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reported last month that in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the Executive Branch of the Federal government increased the percentage of veteran new hires to 33 2 percent, surpassing the FY 2013 rate of 31 percent.

Additionally, FY 2014 marked the first time, since the President established the Veterans Employment Initiative, that the Federal government increased its overall new employee hires in the executive branch. In FY 2014, we hired approximately 180,000 new employees as compared to approximately 162,000 new employees in …

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Local Governments: How to Buy Through GSA

Local Governments: How to Buy Through GSA

State and local governments can purchase technology through the U.S. Federal Government using the General Services Administration (GSA) Cooperative Purchasing Program.

Does your government entity qualify? You can find out by visiting the please refer to the Cooperative Purchasing FAQs.

Using the U.S. government’s buying power, state and local governments can save money when state and local government’s procure security and law enforcement equipment.
GSA makes this possible through a program called Cooperative Purchasing. State and local governments are encouraged to place orders for Schedule 84. This Schedule has a nationwide network of …

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Current Government Employment Statistics – July 2015

Current Government Employment Statistics – July 2015

Latest employments statistics report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed government employment remained flat in July. Employment at the federal, state, and local levels changed little over the month. Government added 62,000 jobs over the past 12 months, with the majority of the employment gain occurring in state government education and local government, excluding education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July. Retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities added jobs. The employment change for June revised …

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Profile of Recent Federal Government Hiring Trends

Profile of Recent Federal Government Hiring Trends

As a result of the 2008–2009 economic downturn and increased budget constraints, federal government hiring has been on the decline. With fewer opportunities to bring on new employees, it is critical for agencies to focus on hiring the most highly qualified individuals to meet the nation’s needs.

The Partnership for Public Service issued a great infographic on recent federal hiring.  Answering questions like who did the government hire in 2013 and how has the profile of this hiring class evolved from previous years?

The analysis performed by …

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State and Local Government Finance Outlook – Census of Governments

State and Local Government Finance Outlook – Census of Governments

The U.S. Census Bureau Report on State and Local Government Finances provides information on the structure, function, finances, and employment of over 90,000 state and local governments.

The report uses data on state and local government finances based on information collected from the 2007 and 2012 Census of Governments: Finance—Surveys
of State and Local Government Finances.

From 2007 to 2012, two major contributors to the decline in total revenues for state and local governments were employee retirement revenue, dropping 67.7 percent, from $533.3 billion to $172.0 billion, and …

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Federal Government Workforce Reform

Federal Government Workforce Reform

The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today released a comprehensive report calling for major reforms to the federal government’s decades-old civil service system, laying out a plan to modernize areas that include the outdated pay and hiring policies.

“Our nation’s civil service system is a relic of a bygone era,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Our nation’s leadership must make it a priority to create a civil service system that our public servants deserve and that will produce the …

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