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Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1549 G
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San Diego , CA $1549 O
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May 21 - May 25, 2018
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Atlanta , GA $1549 O
Jun 04 - Jun 08, 2018
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Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2018
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San Francisco , CA $1549 O
Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2018
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Dallas , TX $1549 O
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Denver , CO $1549 O
Aug 13 - Aug 17, 2018
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Washington , DC $1549 O
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San Diego , CA $1549 O
Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2018
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Washington , DC $1549 O
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Atlanta , GA $1549 O
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Nov 05 - Nov 09, 2018
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Washington , DC $1549 O
Nov 12 - Nov 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Kansas City , MO $1549 O
Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Jacksonville , FL $1549 O
Dec 03 - Dec 07, 2018
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Washington , DC $1549 O
Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018
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Atlanta , GA $1549 O
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Course overview

Recruit and hire the right people with the right skills for your agency's needs. Gain the background and knowledge necessary to operate in the complex Federal staffing environment. Become knowledgeable about staffing rules, regulations, and principles; appointment authorities; recruitment methods and hiring procedures; qualifications; merit promotion; and in-service placement actions.This course is part of the Certificates of Accomplishment in Human Resources Management.

Who should attend?

HR practitioners and others, such as supervisors, managers and EEO staff members, who need to use and apply current federal staffing procedures and regulations.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the role of the HR practitioner in assisting agency managers today and in the future
  • Devise alternative solutions to recruiting challenges
  • Research and use all available resource and reference material, including legal and regulatory issuances
  • Assess minimum qualifications using the General Schedule Qualification Standards
  • Evaluate a candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencie
  • Apply concepts of time-in-grade and time-after-competitive appointment restrictions
  • Apply merit promotion and other in-service procedures
  • Describe concepts used in downsizing
  • Inform applicants/employees about the civil service employment system
  • Address the latest developments in federal HR management

Course outline

Syllabus -- Basic Staffing and Placement, STAF7000D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of five

  • Introduction
    • Course Overview
    • Pre-Course Survey

  • Historical Perspective
    • The Spoils System
    • Origins of the Merit System

  • Researching Legal and Regulatory Requirements
    • How Actions Become Regulations
    • Components of the Federal Regulatory System
    • The Federal Register System
    • OPM's Notice and Posting

  • Employment Policies and Practices
    • Overview
    • Merit System Principles
    • Prohibited Personnel Practices
    • Public Notice Requirements
    • Competitive vs. Excepted Service
    • Staffing authorities and procedures

Day two of five

  • Review of Day One

  • Employment Policies and Practices -- Continued
    • Delegated Examining System
    • Order of Referral in Competitive Examining
    • Compiling a Certificate of Eligibles
    • Category Rating Procedures
    • The Rule of Three (working a Certificate of Eligibles)
    • The Career Conditional Employment System
    • Service Requirement for Career Tenure
    • Completion of Probationary Period
    • Reinstatement Eligibility
    • Employment of Individual Experts and Consultants
    • Non-Permanent Employment

Day Three of Three

  • Review of Day Two

  • Merit Promotion and In-Service Placement Actions
    • Agency Promotion Programs
    • Covered Personnel Actions

  • Qualifications
    • Qualifications Glossary
    • The Qualification Standards System
    • Crediting Experience
    • Crediting Education

Day Four of Five

  • Review of Day Three

  • Qualifications -- Continued
    • Combining Education and Experience
    • Eligibility Requirements
    • Time-In-Grade Restriction
    • Time-After-Competitive-Appointment Restriction

  • Job Analysis
    • Job Analysis Glossary
    • Pertinent Laws and Regulations
    • Regulatory Requirement
    • Job Analysis Steps
    • Developing KSAs

Day Five of Five

  • Review of Day Four

  • Recruiting
    • The Staffing Specialist's role in recruiting
    • College Recruitment vs. College Relations
    • Interviewing Techniques
    • Automated Recruitment Systems

  • Downsizing Approaches
    • Alternatives to Reduction in Force
    • Outplacement Assistance
    • Career Transition Assistance Program
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program
    • Reduction in Force Principles
    • Displacement in RIF: Bumping and Retreating
    • Appeal rights in RIF

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