OPM releases new time-to-hire reporting requirements

The guidance is part of the Obama administration's hiring reform effort

Federal agencies will soon be required to submit reports every quarter showing how long it takes them to hire new personnel, according to recent guidance from the Office of Personnel Management.

In an April 19 memo to chief human capital officers, OPM’s Acting Associate Director for Employee Services Charles Grimes outlined the requirements for measuring and reporting the time to hire starting June 30 for the previous two quarters that ended Dec. 31, 2010, and March 31, 2011, and continuing every quarter thereafter.


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The guidance builds on a May 2010 memo titled “Improving the Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process” in which President Barack Obama directed federal agencies to measure the quality and speed of their hiring process.

“Consistent with the president’s memorandum, agencies are expected to set specific targets for measuring success in their efforts to reduce the time it takes to hire employees,” Grimes said. “Working with the Office of Management and Budget, OPM will monitor agency progress in significantly reducing time to hire.”

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