Air Force Speeding Up Civilian Hiring Process; Michelle LoweSolis Comments

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As of May 1, Air Force hiring managers are expected to choose candidates to fill civilian vacancies within 15 days, Federal News Radio reports.

Hiring managers previously had 30 days in order to complete their decisions but that has since changed in order to meet the organization’s goal to hire within 80 days.

Michelle LoweSolis, Air Force Personnel Center civilian force integration director, said the new policy is a push toward President Obama’s mandate to make civilian hiring occur in a more timely way.

More than 6,400 jobs filled up in the second quarter of 2012 and most completed the hiring process within 70 days, according to Paula Blackwell, chief of AFPC’s civilian force integration production division.

Hiring managers are also using a new online resource center they can tap for information on the new hiring processes.

She added that hiring managers are also encouraged to use networking and career fairs on top of the basic job posting method.

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