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Hiring & Managing Millennials

This week’s FEDtalk show will take a look at hiring and managing millennials in the federal sector. Kimberly Holden, Deputy Associate Director of Recruitment and Hiring, Employee Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Miguel Aviles, Chief Learning Officer, Young Government Leaders (YGL), and Neil Reichenberg, Executive Director, International Public Management Association for Human Resources will be joining the show.

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U.S. Marshals Service Marks 225 Years of Service

GEICO’s Good Stuff is a column series highlighting great stuff happening in the federal community.

September 24 marked the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), the nation’s oldest law enforcement agency.

“When President George Washington appointed the first 13 U.S. Marshals on Sept. 24, 1789, his pen marked the creation of an agency that has since played a role in virtually every facet of the nation’s federal judiciary during times of crisis and times of peace,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton.

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MSPB Finds No Wrongful Actions by Agency in Depriving Employee of Choice to Return to Work

A Postal Service Customer Services Supervisor was absent from his position, starting in October 2012, due to chronic headaches. On January 23, 2013, the employee filed a Board appeal, which claimed that although he had been released to return to work as early as December 24, 2012, he had not been returned to work by the Agency. An MSPB administrative judge dismissed the employee’s Board appeal for lack of jurisdiction because at the time of the appeal’s filing, the employee had not been cleared to work in his previously assigned duties, and because the administrative judge believed that the agency had met its burden to show that no work was available within his medical restrictions. Also, the administrative judge found that, subsequent to the filing of the appeal, the Agency convened a district reasonable accommodations committee (“DRAC”) meeting to offer the employee other, non-supervisory work that was consistent with his restrictions, which the employee declined, and that the employee had only initially provided a brief note stating that he needed hearing protection and a 12-hour cap on his daily hours, with receipt of medical documentation delayed until the end of March 2013. At that point, the administrative judge noted, the Agency returned him to work “within a reasonable time.” Concluding that the employee had failed to meet his jurisdictional burden to establish that an appealable suspension had occurred, the administrative judge dismissed the appeal. The employee appealed to the full Board. On September 24, 2014, the Merit Systems Protection Board affirmed the initial decision as modified by its own opinion.

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How to Write a Great Business Acumen ECQ

Even in this unique writing style we call ECQs, Business Acumen stands out as a little bit different. Of course, each ECQ should be executive in scope, fall within the past 10 years, follow the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) format, include impactful results, and address the specific competencies.

For example, your Leading People ECQ will ideally include two career stories that address the competencies of team building, developing others, conflict management, and leveraging diversity.

Business Acumen has three competencies (Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management), but unlike the other ECQs, they don’t always “flow” as naturally together.

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