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Katherine Archuleta Unveils OPM Strategy to Untie Agencies’ HR Knots, Develop Personalized Toolkits

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The Office of Personnel Management is looking to simplify the hiring process across agencies as part of Director Katherine Archuleta’s wider strategy to improve employee retention and recruitment efforts in government, GovExec reported Monday.

Kellie Lunney writes Archuleta has been consulting with cabinet, top agency officials and even federal workers to help identify each agency’s unique HR problems and devise “individualized toolkits” to address specific needs.

“We are drilling down in agencies to find the knots in the hiring process, and to untie them,” Archuleta told federal workers at a GovExec conference in Washington.

In her speech, Archuleta also highlighted her belief that it is critical to attract top talent amid hiring limits and budget constraints.

Lunney reports that the initiative is already underway at the International Broadcasting Bureau, which is now undergoing a workforce analysis and organizational structure review in coordination with OPM.

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 includes funding increases for training programs.

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