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Hiring Reform: Long and Complicated

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Here's OMB Director Peter Orszag, to the Washington Post's Joe Davidson, on the plan the Obama administration is developing to overhaul the federal hiring process:

"We have been working on hiring reform along with OPM. It takes too long and is too complicated. "

I can't resist asking: What, exactly, is taking too long? The hiring process, or the process of putting together the reform proposal?

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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