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CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 07/22/2011

Friday, July 22, 2011
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Kathryn M. Medina, Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officer Council
CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 07/22/2011


Bulletin Announcements for week ending July 22, 2011    


CALENDAR OF EVENTS – All Calendar Items can be found on


Next Deputy Council Meeting 
    July 28th (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Pendleton Room, 5th Floor, OPM

Next Full Council Meeting
August 9th (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
The Executive Conference Room, 5th Floor, OPM


Attention: These Announcements May Contain Action Items and/or Deadlines. PLEASE READ!! 

Space Coast Job Fair and Hands-on Training


The Space Coast Job Fair and Hands-On Training Event will be held at the Raddison Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral, Florida on July 26th from 9am - 4pm.

In support of OPM’s continuing effort to promote Federal hiring in areas most adversely affected by current economic conditions, the CHCO Council is supporting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in its effort to assist aerospace workers affected by the ending of the Space Shuttle program.  We strongly encourage you to augment your current recruitment activities by participating in these efforts.

6,000 workers who stayed for the final mission - even knowing it was ending with the last Shuttle flight, will be affected by the ending of the Space Shuttle program.  Among this number are more than 700 veterans.  The Space Coast Job Fair and Hands-on Training will showcase scientists – from rocket scientists to environmental engineers – who would love the opportunity to work in agencies throughout the federal government if we can help them translate their formidable skills to the needs of federal agencies.

We also have the opportunity to hire seasoned professionals in “hard to find” skill sets – including acquisitions and procurement specialists.  Other skills include:

n  Engineering (e.g., Electrical, Electronic, Computer, Mechanical, Systems, Environmental)

n  Information Technology (e.g., Systems, Software, Programming)

n  Analysis (e.g., Risk Management, Program/Project Management Quality Assurance)

n  Technical (e.g., Electricians, Engineering/Electronics/Mechanical Technicians, Transportation Specialists, Safety Specialists, Trades)

n  Administrative (e.g., Security, Contracting, Logistics, Human Resources, Budget)

The Space Coast Job Fair and Hands-on Training will include exhibit booths for Federal agencies to educate job seekers on the types of job opportunities available; training to effectively apply for jobs on; and assistance in applying for current or future open positions in the Federal Government.  For more information click here. 



Feds Feed Families Update!

July collection day is Wednesday, July 27th. Thanks to all of the chairs and champions for submitting their collection day templates for July. Look out for July’s collection day pick-up schedule.


The CHCO Challenge is back!!!

The CHCOs have challenged each other for bragging rights based on the July collection numbers. The challenges are as follows: 

·        DOD vs. DHS

·        OPM vs. GSA

·        DOL vs. All small agencies (DOE, HUD, DOS, EPA, GSA, NASA and OPM)

·        DOE vs. NASA

·        USDA vs. All large agencies (HHS, DOJ and Treasury) + VA

·        DOT vs. DOC

·        OMB vs. All petite agencies (Small Agency Council, NSF, SBA, NRC, Education, ODNI, USAID)

·        EPA vs. SBA

Losers, be prepared to “pay up” at the August 9th CHCO Council meeting, where you may be asked to do one of the following.

•       Wear the winner’s favorite athletic team’s shirt to the next CHCO meeting

•       Sing a song at the next CHCO meeting

•       Wear a “crazy” shirt, hat or other funny apparel to the next CHCO meeting

•       Wear a clown nose to the next CHCO meeting……or something else……Winner chooses the “PRIZE”………

Feds Feed Families Talent Show!

The first feds feed families talent show is coming to HUD and we want your agency to participate!

The show will consist of 10 acts from 10 different agencies

(Agencies will be chosen on a first come first serve basis). 

Agencies who are interested please contact us at 

Participation requirements: 100 lbs of non-perishable goods.

Winner takes all….at least 1000 lbs.


Date: August 16th from 10-12pm.


CHCO Council, HR University and Feds Feed Families
are now on Facebook and Twitter!

“Like” CHCO Council, HR University and Feds Feed Families on Facebook

Follow @CHCOCouncil, @GovHRU, and @FedFoodDrive on Twitter 


INCASE YOU MISSED IT….(OPM Memos can be found here) 

Memo - Competency Model for IT Program Management


Memo - Coping with Severe Heat and Humidity


Memo - 2011 Federal Employee Benefits Survey


Memo - 2011 Senior Executive Service Member Survey


Memo - NOMAR 14th Annual Training Conference and Business Meeting

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

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently recruiting for participants to our Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP).  

The SES is a corps of men and women who administer public programs at the top levels of the Federal Government.  SSA’s SES CDP will prepare participants to assume executive-level positions in the Federal government.  The announcement opened July 18, 2011.  Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2011.  The program is open to all eligible applicants, including non-federal applicants.   This is to request your assistance sharing the announcement with eligible members in your network.


Current federal employees who meet the following are eligible to apply: 

-- GS-15 employees and GS-13 and GS-14 employees who have at least 52 weeks of time-in-grade at the GS-14 equivalent are eligible.

-- Employees who completed a national leadership development program (e.g., the PMF) in the last 2 years will not be eligible to apply to the SES CDP. This restriction does not apply to participation in a regional or component-level program.


Non-federal applicants must be US citizens and must have a minimum of 1 year of experience comparable to the GS-14 level. This experience may be a combination of federal, public, or private sector employment.


Applicants may complete the online application on the Office of Personnel Management’s USAJOBS website at one of the following:


Announcement for Non-Status applicants (all U.S. citizens)

SES CDP Class VI (Non-Status)


Announcement for Status applicants (Current Feds with career or career type appointments)

SES CDP Class VI (Status)


Questions may be directed to us at 

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