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CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 05/6/2011

Friday, May 6, 2011
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Kathryn M. Medina, Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officer Council
CHCO Council Bulletin for Week Ending 05/6/2011



Bulletin Announcements for week ending May 6, 2011


CALENDAR UPDATES – All Calendar Items can be found on


NEXT Full Council Meeting
May 10th (10am-12pm)
Executive Conference Room, 5TH Floor, OPM

Next Deputy Council Meeting
May 26th (10am – 12pm)
Pendleton Room, 5TH Floor, OPM

Attention: These Announcements May Contain Action Items and/or Deadlines. PLEASE READ!!



Introducing Feds Feed Families 2011!


Feds Feed Families

Feeding Families One Fed At A Time

Click Here to Read Kick-Off Memo



Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) & Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP) Webcast


OPM will be hosting a Webcast on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am for agencies to learn more about VERA & VSIP, including the statutory and regulatory criteria for these authorities, eligibility under approved VERA and VSIP plans, how to submit agency requests, and the steps involved in the review process.   Registration not necessary to attend this on-line webcast. Questions may be e-mailed before and during the webcast  To view the OPM webcast click here.



OPM launches USAJOBSRecruit

New Website Promotes Agency Collaboration on Government-wide Recruiting Efforts


The Office of Personnel Management launched USAJOBSRecruit, a one-stop recruiting website for human resources professionals, managers, and Federal employees interested in recruiting.  USAJOBSRecruit provides information, tools, and guidance on all things recruiting.  It also offers discussion forums, chats, and blogs to foster learning and collaboration.  If you are a Federal employee with a .gov, .mil,, or email address, we encourage you to join us!  Register today at


Federal Service Ambassadors:  Inspiring Others to Join the Federal Government

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management launched the Federal Service Ambassadors (FSA) program on May 5, 2011.  FSA is a volunteer opportunity for all Federal employees nationwide to use their experience and passion to show others how exciting a Federal career can be.  Every agency wants to recruit the best talent to serve the American people, and every Federal employee can help!   Ambassadors tell their stories, share their enthusiasm for public service, and spread the word about Federal career opportunities.  Ambassadors will also educate people in their community about how to find and apply for Federal jobs.   For more information click here.


Database of Candidates with Disabilities  -- Now hosted on OMB MAX

Click Here to read Memo from Deputy Director, Christine Griffin

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


INCASE YOU MISSED IT….(OPM Memos can be found here)


OTHER News & Events


CHCO Council and OPM Launch Phase Two of the HRU

Click Here to Read More

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. 
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