Last year President Obama issued a memo to agencies calling for agencies to put in place a “commonsense hiring process.” The complexity and inefficiency of agency hiring deterred potential applicants, the president said in the memo.
However, despite the shortened hiring time, applicants are not any more satisfied with the hiring process, the OPM report found. On a scale of 10, applicant satisfaction slightly decreased from 5.36 to 5.20.
The president’s memo also called on agencies improve veterans hiring. Twenty-four agencies have incorporated vet hiring training materials within their strategies. Government-wide, vets accounted for nearly 25 percent of new hires in 2010, up from 22.7 percent in 2009.