The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) recently released their April 2009 Issues of Merit, with several interesting articles, including:
- Using Internet technology to recruit (public sector employers, are you on GovLoop?)
- Improving hires through multiple hurdles (e.g., accomplishment records)
- HR practices to increase employee engagement (supervisor selection, orientation, etc.)
- How to prepare a structured interview
Also, a very interesting note on the last page about OPM removing the time-in-grade requirement for promotions in competitive service!