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Old 06-29-2019, 05:18 AM
 
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The ones that are Direct Hire Authority events do not go through USA Jobs. They do have job fairs that are meet and greets.

We have hired on the spot at these Direct Hiring Authority events. Between physicals and security clearance we can get people on board in 90 days.

Interviews are on the spot and graded and submitted for hire.

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The direct hiring authority, or DHA, provision will speed up hiring for certain positions, such as engineers or maintenance and repair personnel, at military depots like the shipyard. In typical governmental hiring processes, a prospective employee may have to wait months to be officially brought on board. The fear is skilled workers may find jobs elsewhere if a hiring process takes too long.

Jeremy Lambert, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard public affairs officer, previously said DHA allows resumes to be to be collected at one-day events like job fairs, which gives the local human resource office on the shipyard the chance to begin an immediate qualifications review. Without DHA, he said, the shipyard would have to wait for a job announcement to be posted on USAJOBS.gov, which remains open for an average of five days, and then all applications, experienced or not, are reviewed at a regional human resource office.

The shipyard has already been using DHA on particular positions thanks to a temporary allowance.
Direct hire at job fairs sounds more problematic than usajobs.
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Direct hire at job fairs sounds more problematic than usajobs.
In which way, could you explain. It has worked well for us and also our sister facilities. The only problems encountered so far are not enough skilled applicants are attending these events.

Those that do attend are getting interviewed not by HR but actual people who work in the departments that have the openings. The interviewer is asking real life questions pertaining to the skill in his or her department that are needed. This has been a huge win for us.
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:57 AM
 
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Direct hire at job fairs sounds more problematic than usajobs.
Just bring a brown paper bag with $10,000 in small unmarked $20 bills and the job is yours!
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:06 AM
 
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Still have to do the USAJobs dance. Going directly can get people in trouble.
No you don't.

150+ posts and no one has brought up the difference between jobs/vacancies in the competitive service and jobs/vacancies in the excepted service. Or perhaps, people aren't familiar with the difference. For example, all the positions in the federal courts are in the excepted service and they have their own pay system and their own hiring authority. Although comparable to positions in the competitive service of the executive branch in salary and benefits, many of the other statutory regulations don't apply. For example, although court employees can be hired directly and very easily, they can be fired just as easily as they are all "at will" employees and there are no unions.

There is no central hiring authority in the federal judiciary; each court announces and fills it's own vacancies. Although they are permitted to advertise through the USA jobs website, they rarely do. Here, for example, is a current vacancy announcement for an entry-level docket clerk position at the U.S. District Court in Boston.

http://www.mad.uscourts.gov./human-r...d_3.7.2019.pdf

While there is no centralized hiring authority in the judiciary, there is a website that lists many, but not necessarily all, of the vacancies open nationwide in the U.S. Courts system:

https://www.uscourts.gov/careers/search-judiciary-jobs

I hope this has been helpful.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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Not saying the retirement benefits aren't nice, but it isn't like private sector jobs aren't either...

If you got hired today, you have to pay 4.4% into fers; to get that full matching in tsp you need to put in 6% as well. This on top of a 30% lower salary cut for the top end professional job.. you are essentially "putting" away 40% of your private sector pay towards retirement

If any one else put away 40% of their salary towards retirement, they would be able to retire well too... And it wouldn't be called a handcuff...

You only see what you want in order to say how unfair you have it. Or you find some old plans and mix your info to misguide people on purpose. Like blending all the positives from csrs plans with the best of the fers plans and ignoring the disadvantages

Edit by comparison, the fire (early retirement) movement people say retire in 15 years by saving 50% of your income... Govt worked works 30 years and saves 40%... Seems like they got the short end by working 15 years longer

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No it would be less assuming you get raises too. 26 years of inflation would cut it by nearly half. The pension estimate calculators don't tend include inflation adjustments even while they calculate the "growth" or it uses a flat inflation rate

They put in 1% automatically but you need to put in your own money to get to the full 5%. So you put away 6% to get the 5% matching. This is on top of the current 4.4% for fers on new employees. Basically they are forced to put 10% into retirement to get full benefits.

In real terms, a $70k fed job would be a $100k private sector job depending on how you value the pension. But the federal work is living on $60k/year to get full benefits. This is what I meant before that in the early retirement people, if they saved $40k/year, they could retire a lot earlier than the comparable government worker for the same amount of retirement dollars. This isn't even counting if either workers are putting more towards retirement but only to meet the fers and 5% matching.

The golden handcuffs are only golden for people who can't do basic retirement planning and need someone else to do it for them

No, that is incorrect. You get the full 5% Government contribution by putting in 5% of your own money. As you noted, the Government contributes 1% automatically. They then match dollar for dollar up to an employee's 3% contribution. Finally, they match fifty cents on the dollar for an employee's next 2% in contributions. So it looks like this:

Employee contribution of 0% = 1% (Automatic Agency Contribution)
Employee contribution of 1% = 2% (1% Auto + 1% matching)
Employee contribution of 2% = 3% (1% Auto + 2% matching)
Employee contribution of 3% = 4% (1% Auto + 3% matching)
Employee contribution of 4% = 4.5% (1% Auto +3.5% matching)
Employee contribution of 5% = 5% (1% Auto + 4% matching)
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:45 AM
 
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I was (AM) lucky (Blessed). There were 2 openings in the Clinic that i work in. I was a Contract worker at the time (8 years), and an announcement was made that there were 2 positions that they were turning into GS positions coming open, and that they were going to be hiring in-house. Only 2 of us applied and it was an easy transition. The position that i filled, (Believe it or Not) was formerly held by a co-worker who still works beside me. After less than a year into her GS status, she decided that being a contract worker paid more. I'm like.. OK! I'll take That!
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:27 AM
 
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Today's notice: You have an update on your application.


Not considered or referred - score below cutoff


I've been doing the work of that position at or above the position's GS level as a contractor and state employee for over 20 years.
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:53 AM
 
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Today's notice: You have an update on your application.


Not considered or referred - score below cutoff


I've been doing the work of that position at or above the position's GS level as a contractor and state employee for over 20 years.
Like was said earlier in this thread, regardless of what your experience and skills may be, your resume and application is not showing that. If that's the message you're getting, you aren't even getting past the first screen to a hiring manager to review.
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:37 AM
 
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Like was said earlier in this thread, regardless of what your experience and skills may be, your resume and application is not showing that. If that's the message you're getting, you aren't even getting past the first screen to a hiring manager to review.

That's because I'm answering the questions honestly. I don't say that I'm an expert at driving green 2008 Subaru Foresters on Hwy 66.
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:38 AM
 
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That's because I'm answering the questions honestly. I don't say that I'm an expert at driving green 2008 Subaru Foresters on Hwy 66.
But maybe you should to at least get passed the first part of the screening process!
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