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CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 01/14/2011

Friday, January 14, 2011
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Kathryn M. Medina, Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officer Council
CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 01/14/2011



Bulletin Announcements for week ending January 14, 2011





CALENDAR UPDATES – All Calendar Items can be found on


The CHCO Council 2011 Calendar of Meetings is posted on the CHCO website (click here). 
Please mark your calendars with the new 2011 Schedule of meetings including Full Council, Deputy CHCO and CHCO Academy.

January 27th (10am-12pm)
Pendleton Room, 5TH Floor, OPM


ANNOUNCEMENTS/MEMOS – Attention: These Memos May Contain Action Items and/or Deadlines. PLEASE READ!!


HR University? The CHCO Council members have been asked to submit suggestions for the name of our new government-wide training enterprise. CHCOs please submit all ideas no later than next Wednesday, January 19th.


Diversity Hiring Pilot – CHALLENGE!!! At the Full Council meeting January 11th, attending CHCOs committed the Council to support a challenge to hire at least one person with disabilities per agency by the time of the next Full Council meeting on February 8th. Agencies should use all available resources to make at least one disability hire in the next month, including the list of qualified candidates provided by Bender & Associates. For more information on how to use this resource, contact John Benison at


CHCO Pathways Meeting  On January 18th from 1-3, OPM will host a CHCO forum on the new Student Pathways. Interested CHCOs should attend or send their designated representative. POC is Angela Bailey at


JOB POSTINGS – Agencies can send Job Announcements for HR/SES Positions – Send


The Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration, has the following exciting opportunities available:


HR Specialist GS-12/13


HR Specialist GS-14


HR Director GS-15(Status)


HR Director GS-15 (non-Status)




Building a federal HR Workforce for the 21st Century
Report from an Action Planning Dialogue at the
CHCO Council Fall Innovation Forum (September 30, 2010)

(click here to read summary report)


Message from the Council on Veterans Employment:

The Council on Veterans Employment will meet on March 1, 2011, at 10-11:30 am, at the Department of Veterans Affairs (Room TBD).  An agenda will be forthcoming, but one of the key issue is how well are agencies performing on their FY 2011 hiring percentage goals for the President’s Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI).  We ask that only the Member (Department or Agency Head) and/or the Member’s Official Designee attend the meeting due to space limitations.  Please RSVP with Shirl Sibley at or (202) 606-1575 by February 22, 2011. POC is Joseph Kennedy, .

Department of Energy presents FFF Award to Director Berry

On behalf of the 2010 FFF Partners, CHCO Michael Kane presented Director Berry and 
CHCO Exec. Dir. Kathryn Medina with appreciation awards

OTHER News & Events


THE CHCO COUNCIL is seeking detailees to help support the Council’s wide range of projects, priorities and goals.

A detail with the Council offers a unique developmental opportunity to support the members as they work together toward common government-wide HR solutions. The ideal candidate is outgoing and self-motivated, and must be able to handle competing priorities and deadlines in a responsible and efficient manner.  CHCOs and  Deputies are asked to nominate GS-9 through GS-12 candidates for a 3-6 month detail opportunity at OPM.  Please contact Kathryn Medina for more information (


The CHCO bulletin is the primary means of disseminating pertinent and timely information to CHCOs on a wide range of Human Capital issues. The consolidated nature of this bulletin is meant to reduce the e-mail flow and streamline key communications.

Each agency should ensure they are getting all information contained in the weekly bulletin. 
If you have any comments, suggestions or questions on the bulletin or its contents, please feel free to contact me directly at