New Year’s Planning – SES Project Plan

New Year’s Planning – SES Project Plan As we all approach the end of 2015, it’s time to begin thinking about your career goals for 2016. If one of your goals is selection for…Read more

Office of Personnel Management Updates

When I’m teaching workshops, I’m often asked by students how to keep up with technical changes in different HR functions. While there are different forums available, I do recommend signing up for OPM’s electronic…Read more

Introducing a New Partner!

Custard Consulting LLC is proud to introduce a new partner – The E-Learning Institute for Leadership.  The Institute brings a new focus to the development of management and leadership competencies for organizations.  Their key…Read more

Seeking Feedback Regarding Non-Selection

A colleague recently approached me regarding her desire to obtain feedback regarding her non-selection for a senior-level position. So – just to be clear, agencies, as a rule, leave a decision regarding feedback up…Read more

Training at the Panama Canal

Classification Training at the Panama Canal In the late fall, I had the great pleasure of delivering a 5-day classification workshop to the Human Resources staff of the Autoridad de Canal de  approximately 25…Read more

Veterans Preference Changes

Proposed Changes to Veterans Preference OPM is proposing and issuing an interim rule to implement statutory changes with regard to veteran’s preference.  This change is being made to implement the Hubbard Act, which broadened…Read more

Do You Have A 30-60-90 Day Plan?

Do You Have A 30-60-90 Day Plan? Are you ready to compete in the job market with the latest in hiring and interviewing best practices – a 30-60-90 Day Plan?  A 30-60-90 Day Plan…Read more

Senior Executive Service Survey

As many of you have taken my SES workshop – “Managing the Maze – Your Senior Executive Service Application” – you know that I recommend reviewing the Senior Executive Association’s (SEA) survey regarding the…Read more

Custard Consulting LLC Organizational Changes

We are proud to announce several key changes in our services and structure.  Classifiers’ Consortium:  Our vision for the Consortium was always to promote knowledge sharing and to advance the professionalism of the classification…Read more

Community of Practice

Community of Practice: Recently, I referenced  the concept of a “community of practice (CoP) ” with regard to a committed follow-up to classification training, which has generated questions regarding the practices behind creating and…Read more

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