Update on Hiring Reform
Welcome back to the Department of the Navy’s Civilian Human Resources Website.
We continue to pursue the goals and milestones President Barack Obama mandated when he laid out his vision for Federal Hiring Reform. Hiring top talent is vital to mission success and the Department of Defense is fully committed to this overarching change. Accordingly, the Department of the Navy is proud to lead the way toward improving the hiring process for both applicants and hiring managers.
In April, we rolled out a new tool for hiring managers, USA Staffing. We now continue the successful transition to USAJOBs, an improved tool for applicants, which will fully replace CHART in early October. USAJOBs is the official federal government website for employment postings, and has been streamlined to improve the process of searching for and applying to jobs.
On USAJOBs, applicants can create and store up to five different resumes, upload attachments and indicate up to 25 distinct job interests. Applicants will also receive email notification of postings that match those interests. Vacancy announcements will be clear and concise and essay questions will no longer be required at the initial stages.
Meanwhile, we seek to improve communication with applicants by ensuring that they receive status updates at critical points in the application process. We have worked hard to shorten this process, reducing the number of days from knowledge of a vacancy to welcoming a new employee to our team.
I encourage you to create an account on USAJOBs and transfer all resume details from CHART by September 30th. Also, please explore the Hiring Reform information that is available on this website. The Department of the Navy regularly posts updates, fact sheets and guides that will help you better understand our efforts to smoothly and successfully implement Hiring Reform.
This process has the sincere commitment of senior leadership in the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, and the federal government. Hiring reform is vital to attracting and retaining the quality of workforce that we need to protect our nation’s security. Thank you.