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Last day to post jobs on OPM’s Employer Services site

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The Office of Personnel Management’s outdated Employer Services website will be shuttered for good Oct. 1, and today is an important milestone toward that effort. July 1 is the last day to post or edit a job on USAJobs.gov using Employer Services.

Some federal agencies use USAJobs’ Employer Services site to post job announcements, review resumes and have limited communications with applicants. But OPM decided last June that Employer Services’ limited functionality couldn’t keep up with Director John Berry’s hiring reform efforts, and on March 4 officially announced they would scrap it. Specifically, OPM said Employer Services couldn’t be used to determine category rating — a major facet of hiring reform — nor could it determine veterans’ preference, produce certificates or maintain electronic case files.

Beginning next week, all agencies must use other Talent Acquisition Systems to post jobs. For most agencies, this won’t be a big deal, OPM says. More than 99 percent of departments and agencies have other, better staffing systems that can take Employer Services’ place. But the less than 1 percent that don’t are going to have to go shopping (if they haven’t already). OPM advises those departments to strike an inter-agency agreement with a larger agency to use their system to post jobs, hire a shared service center, or adopt a staffing tool provided by a contractor. The Interior Department’s National Business Center, General Services Administration, OPM itself, Avue Technologies, Monster Government Solutions, Oracle and Taleo are some of the organizations that offer suitable systems for agencies.

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  1. ep_vet Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    … and Taleo is used by WHAT agency doing competitive service hiring in government???? NONE!!

    Do your research instead of relying upon being spoon-fed by OPM!

  2. Stephen Losey Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Homeland Security uses Taleo’s TalentLink, for one: http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20091206/PERSONNEL02/912060305/1001

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