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Using Social Media to Find a Federal Job

Using Social Media to Find a Federal Job A recent survey of career coaches indicated, to a person, they are advocating engaging in a social media campaign to increase job opportunities.  In reviewing these…Read more

Blue Dragon Publishing Interview

I was recently interviewed about my writing and books by Dawn Brotherton of Blue Dragon Publishing – wanted to share the interview with you! Blue Dragon Publishing: You give a lot of good tips…Read more

What I Learned from Teaching Classification Training

What I Learned from Teaching Classification Training “If you become a teacher, by your pupils, you’ll be taught” – Oscar Hammerstein II I was recently privileged to teach “Introduction to Position Classification” – a…Read more

Case Study: The Executive Assistant

As the Consortium continues to grow and receive questions, one of the most challenging classification issues that continues to surface is determining the appropriate title, series and grade level for the senior-most administrative support…Read more

Why Is Position Management Critical in Today’s Government?

Why Is Position Management Critical in Today’s Government?  By Sandra Rouse Position management in today’s government is critical – and often ignored at a time when it should be inherent in an agency’s decision-making…Read more

Training in the Time of a Sequester

Training in the Time of a Sequester I was just thinking about writing a blog that spoke to the challenges and importance of providing training, even under the unprecedented impacts of the sequester.  However,…Read more

What Doesn’t Count in Classifying a Position

For fun, I thought I would share the “cartoons” below – these are gentle reminders about what doesn’t count in classifying a position! UNUSUAL DILIGENCE OR OVERTIME                            LENGTH OF SERVICE    FINANCIAL NEED…Read more

Top Ten Tips for Successful Classification

Top Ten Tips for Successful Classification As our classification workshops are offered, we are often asked “what makes a good classifier?”  In response, I’ve shared the list below – which was first offered in…Read more

Is Classification Still Important?

Is Classification Still Important? In discussing classification training with a client recently, she asked me why her staff should have in-depth training in classification – in other words, what is the value-add proposition to…Read more

Crediting Level 2-5

Crediting Level 2-5 under the General Schedule Supervisory Guide (GSSG) Sandra Rouse, Senior Classification Consultant  In a recent classification workshop, the application of Level 2-5 of the GSSG generated a robust discussion! As most…Read more

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