Letter: Recruit employees with a quicker hiring process

Regarding "Feds need to tap aging boomer workforce" : The interesting aspect of this article is the significant disconnect between those making the revelation and the fact that the federal [human resources] hiring system is causing the problem, not the aging workforce. It is true of any organization that the intellectual knowledge within each organization is at risk without a proper mentoring program, however, most professional organizations understand this and ensure they built it into their strategic plans. The federal government, however, still fosters an antiquated and stovepiped hiring process that is truly disconnected from the actual positions at risk today.

If the goal is to hire and retain the cutting edge personnel seeking federal employment, then perhaps streamlining the hiring process to less than 30 days versus six-nine months would be a start. An educated and eager person desiring to be productive is not the type willing to remain inactive for that length of time for the possibility of a government job at a salary far less than that available in the civilian workforce.

Todd K. Rissinger,
San Diego


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