Letter: Suggestions for OPM

Regarding "OPM to job seekers, managers: Talk to us"

As a current federal employee, I welcome a quicker, streamlined [job] application process for current federal employees. Most qualified applicants are discouraged from applying due to the long waiting time for an interview and selection. Six months to wait on an employment decision for one vacancy is far too long. Agency directors do not wait that long for congressional confirmation.

One application Web site should be used for all government jobs. It is confusing and prohibitive to have potential candidates set up an account on several different sites so they can apply for a position with a specific agency.

Why would an agency require applicants to mail all that paper instead of faxing or emailing the documents?! No one should have to mail an application unless they do not have access to a computer.

Thank you for allowing me to comment.

Anonymous

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