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CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 01/21/2011

Friday, January 21, 2011
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Kathryn M. Medina Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officer Council
CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 01/21/2011


Bulletin Announcements for week ending January 21, 2011



CALENDAR UPDATES – All Calendar Items can be found on


In Lieu of the January 27th Deputy CHCO Meeting, we will be holding an information session on HRU from 9am to 11am at the Partnership for Public Service. (See information below). Deputy CHCOs are invited to attend.

We will NOT have the Deputy Meeting at OPM on the 27th.


ANNOUNCEMENTS/MEMOS – Attention: These Memos May Contain Action Items and/or Deadlines. PLEASE READ!!


The CHCO Council HRU Working Group will host an Information Session titled “Getting to Know HRU” at the Partnership for Public Service, January 27th. All are invited, but space is limited, so please RSVP to

Diversity Hiring Pilot – CHALLENGE!!! At the Full Council meeting January 11th, attending CHCOs committed the Council to support a challenge to hire at least one person with disabilities per agency by the time of the next Full Council meeting on February 8th. Agencies should use all available resources to make at least one disability hire in the next month, including the list of qualified candidates provided by Bender & Associates. For more information on how to use this resource, contact John Benison at


JOB POSTINGS – Agencies can send Job Announcements for HR/SES Positions – Send to


The Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of National Drug Control Policy, has the following opportunity available:


Human Resources Manager


The Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration, has the following exciting opportunities available:


HR Specialist GS-12/13


HR Specialist GS-14


HR Director GS-15 (Status)


HR Director GS-15 (non-Status)




Building a federal HR Workforce for the 21st Century
Report from an Action Planning Dialogue at the
CHCO Council Fall Innovation Forum (September 30, 2010)

(click here to read summary report)


Message from the Council on Veterans Employment:

The Council on Veterans Employment will meet on March 1, 2011, at 10-11:30 am, at the Department of Veterans Affairs (Room TBD).  An agenda will be forthcoming, but one of the key issue is how well are agencies performing on their FY 2011 hiring percentage goals for the President’s Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI).  We ask that only the Member (Department or Agency Head) and/or the Member’s Official Designee attend the meeting due to space limitations.  Please RSVP with Shirl Sibley at or (202) 606-1575 by February 22, 2011. POC is Joseph Kennedy,

OTHER News & Events


THE CHCO COUNCIL is seeking detailees to help support the Council’s wide range of projects, priorities and goals.

A detail with the Council offers a unique developmental opportunity to support the members as they work together toward common government-wide HR solutions. The ideal candidate is outgoing and self-motivated, and must be able to handle competing priorities and deadlines in a responsible and efficient manner.  CHCOs and Deputies are asked to nominate GS-9 through GS-12 candidates for a 3-6 month detail opportunity at OPM.  Please contact Kathryn Medina for more information or to obtain a PD (

The CHCO bulletin is the primary means of disseminating pertinent and timely information to CHCOs on a wide range of Human Capital issues. The consolidated nature of this bulletin is meant to reduce the e-mail flow and streamline key communications.

Each agency should ensure they are getting all information contained in the weekly bulletin.
If you have any comments, suggestions or questions on the bulletin or its contents, please feel free to contact me directly at