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Basic Staffing and Placement

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  • RRemote Classroom
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Course overview

Learn about the federal hiring process; current staffing law, regulations, rules, and procedures that must be used to ensure that federal hiring is fair and based on merit; and how to select and retain the best-qualified candidates for your agency's jobs.

  • Content is enriched with video andother multimedia
  • Blogs and discussion designed specifically for students
  • Limited instructor assistance
This course is part of the Human Resources Management Certificate Program, Level I, which can be completed entirely online.

Enroll anytime. All materials supplied. Independent study; take up to six months to complete.

Who should attend?

Federal HR practitioners; administrative, EEO, or employee relations staff; and anyone who needs knowledge of federal hiring requirements.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the basis for the federal merit system
  • Describe staffing processes in the federal government
  • Assess minimum qualifications using OPM's Qualifications Standards
  • Apply requirements for certifying best-qualified candidates in competitive and noncompetitive processes
  • Learn how to assist managers and supervisors in recruiting and retaining top talent
  • Ensure interviews are a positive extension of the staffing process
  • Apply the procedures that must be followed for a legal selection
  • Identify pay-setting options for recruitment and salary negotiation

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