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USA Staffing: An Automated Solution for Public Sector Hiring

Thursday, September 7, 2000
MSG-077
MEMORANDUM FOR: 
Heads Of Executive Departments And Agencies
From: 
Carol J. Okin Director for Employment
Subject: 
USA Staffing: An Automated Solution for Public Sector Hiring

USA STAFFING: An Automated Solution for Public Sector Hiring

What is USA Staffing?

A single, integrated software solution that provides the most cost effective means of getting the best-qualified candidates for public sector employment. The complex staffing process of the public sector is simplified with this user-friendly, web-enabled software that completely automates the recruitment, assessment, referral, and notification processes. It can be used for all public sector hiring methods, and is flexible enough to adapt to the unique needs of your merit promotion program as well as your Delegated Examining Unit (DEU).

Will USA Staffing increase my organization's efficiency?

  • Allows you to generate a vacancy announcement that with one click uploads to the USAJOBS database.
  • Aids development of assessment tools that meet the requirements of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.
  • Accepts applications by Internet, mail, or fax.
  • Assesses applicant competencies and qualifications.
  • Rates and ranks job applicants (and automatically flags the records of applicants requiring adjudication of Veteran's preference or CTAP/ICTAP eligibility).
  • Maintains easy-to-read applicant records that allow for quick quality and consistency reviews.
  • Issues and audits referral lists.
  • Notifies applicants of the status of their processed application and referral for employment consideration.
  • Enhances your ability to quickly respond to inquiries from applicants and selecting officials.
  • Ensures compliance with appropriate rules, regulations and guidelines of public sector hiring.
  • Generates management reports, both standard and ad hoc.
  • For more information about USA Staffing, contact your local OPM Service Center.

How will USA Staffing meet my organization's needs?


  • USA Staffing adapts to the requirements of your merit promotion and DEU program.
  • Supports applicant inventories (registers) and case examining.
  • Allows for multiple assessment options (e.g. task, KSA, or competency-based crediting plans, structured interview scores, written test scores).
  • Accessible via any Web-enabled personal computer. Conducive to work sharing in multiple locations.
  • Microsoft Word interface provides time saving short cuts by building assessment tools from your existing library of rating schedules.

Why is USA Staffing a good value?


  • Reduces staff time and expense associated with sorting through stacks of unqualified resumes.
  • Monitors time frames at each phase of the staffing process.
  • Supports accountability by documenting the staffing process.
  • Identifies areas for process improvement.
  • Training and technical support provided by a team of OPM specialists.
  • Very reasonable price. Help desk assistance and training is included.

Brochure and Registration form:

Dear Human Resources Director:

We in OPM's Employment Service have enjoyed working with you and your staff over the years and look forward to our continuing relationship. To that end, we want to tell you about the latest developments in our automated human resource staffing system, USA Staffing--asystem we want to make available to you.

During the past year, we have been using USA Staffing to fill many of your vacancies and have been very pleased with the results. The complex staffing process of the public sector is simplified with this user-friendly, web-enabled software that completely automates the recruitment, assessment, referral, and applicant notification processes. Candidates can apply by Internet, mail or fax. USA Staffing enables a wide range of applicant evaluation methods including knowledge, skills, and abilities assessments; competency-based evaluations; structured interviews and candidate assessment centers. USA Staffing automatically takes into account laws and regulations the Federal Government must always consider, such as Veteran's Preference and CTAP/ICTAP. It provides the flexibility to maintain large applicant inventories and automates internal merit promotion programs. The system produces management reports and tracks processing times to help improve the system.

We believe USA Staffing is an ideal system for the HR office and we want other Federal agencies to benefit from our development efforts. So, we are now making USA Staffing available to our customer agencies at a very reasonable cost. The user fees can be paid at the departmental or bureau levels for your entire agency or by your subordinate organizations, as they are ready to use the system. USA Staffing truly provides a highly cost-effective means of identifying the best-qualified candidates for public sector employment.

We will host several USA Staffing demonstrations at OPM Headquarters during the weeks of September 18th and 25th. To attend, simply complete the attached registration form and fax it back to us. Please plan to attend the session of your choice. If we anticipate an overflow crowd at any session, we will contact you. We look forward to seeing you there! We have enclosed a fact sheet and brochure for your review on our cutting-edge system--USA Staffing.

Sincerely,

Carol J. Okin
Associate Director
for Employment

Enclosures

USA STAFFING DEMONSTRATIONS


U.S. Office of Personnel Management


USA Staffing, our web-enabled software that automates the recruitment, assessment, referral and applicant notification processes will be demonstrated at OPM's Central Office during the weeks of September 18th and 25th. This system is now available for use by your agency HR staff.

We invite you to attend one of the 90-minute demos that we have scheduled. You may bring additional HR staff members who you believe would benefit from seeing a demo of USA Staffing. To attend, simply complete the information below and FAX back to us. We will try to accommodate your first choice of dates and will contact you if your first choice of a demo date is not available because of seating capacity. Plan on attending your first choice, unless you hear from us.

All demonstrations will be held at OPM Central Office, Theodore Roosevelt Building, 1900

E Street . Demonstration Dates: (please indicate a first (1) and second (2) choice of dates)

Tuesday, September 19th at 9:30 a.m. Room 1416 _____

Tuesday, September 19th at 1:30 p.m. Room 1416 _____

Friday, September 22nd at 9:30 a.m. Room 1416 _____

Friday, September 22nd at 1:30 p.m. Room 1416 _____

Thursday, September 28th at 9:30 a.m. Room 1416 _____

Thursday, September 28th at 1:30 p.m. Room 1416 _____

Friday, September 29th at 9:30 a.m. Room 5H09 _____

Friday, September 29th at 1:30 p.m. Room 5H09 _____

NAME: __________________________________

TITLE _______________________

AGENCY ________________________________

Phone Number for contact purpose re date selection change: ________________

Number who will attend: ___________

FAX THIS COMPLETED FORM TO: Marvin Middleton at 202-606-5049