Monthly Archives: October 2017

Easing Government Hiring Challenges

Posted on October26, 2017
One of the largest problems government agencies face when hiring is the hiring process itself.  There’s plenty of complaints to go around.  It is complicated.  It takes more than six months in many cases.  The candidates forwarded by human resources departments aren’t qualified for the job, and if any are, they’ve accepted an offer elsewhere by the time you are cleared to offer them the position. Unfortunately, for most agencies there are no ways around these facts.  The government has…
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What Is the Value of One Extra Complaint?

Posted on October11, 2017
According to CIGIE’s new Oversight.gov website, the 73 Federal IG offices receive a half million complaints a year.  Through the hard work of investigators and auditors, these tips lead to a more honest and efficient government.  They also have a tangible financial benefit.  Those 500,000 complaints lead to recommendations that would save $40 billion a year if fully implemented.  They also lead to $16 billion a year in investigative recoveries.  Obviously, each complaint doesn’t lead to a financial recovery.  Some…
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