SS122: Introduction to Selection Activities in the Merit Promotion Process

Technical Area(s)
Staffing

Staffing Competencies
  • Agency Staffing Policies and Procedures
  • Application Processing
  • Assessment Methods and Tools
  • Certification and Selection
  • Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Hiring Process Management
  • Merit System Accountability
  • Qualification Determinations
  • Recruitment/Placement
  • Technical Documentation
  • Veterans' Preference
HR General Competencies
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Oral Communication
  • Reading
  • Reasoning
  • Self-Management
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Technical Competence
Proficiency Level(s)
Level 2 - Basic
Level 3 - Intermediate

Target Audience

 

The target audience for this course package is Staffing Specialists at GS levels 7-9.

Prerequisites
The HR Professional Framework level this course most closely aligns to is the Technical, Practitioner level.

For the best learning results, the following courses should also be taken before this course: 
  • HR002: Introduction to Human Resources (HR) Management 
  • HR004: Foundations of Service Excellence for HR Professionals -Staffing
  • HR006: Effective Writing for HR Professionals -Staffing
  • SS002: Staffing Laws and Regulations
  • SS004: The Federal Hiring Process for Staffing Specialists
  • SS006: Staffing Programs for Special Populations
  • SS110: Staffing for Organizational Impact
  • SS112: Processing Personnel Actions
  • SS120: Introduction to Staff Acquisition Activities in the Merit Promotion Process
Seat Time/Course Length
This WBT course package should be advertised as a 5-hour course, which includes time for taking the pre-test and the post-test.

 

Module 1: Processing Applications

Objective Type

Objectives

Terminal

Process an application and create a list of applicants meeting minimum eligibility requirements.

 

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

Enabling

Describe the rules, policies, and/or regulations related to accepting and processing applications

 

Lesson 2: Application Assessment Scoring

Enabling

Describe how applicant assessments are scored

 

Lesson 3: Application Processing Steps

Enabling

Identify documentation required for a competitive or merit promotion job opening

Enabling

Describe the steps for processing applications to generate a ranking list

Enabling

Determine if an applicant meets minimum eligibility requirements

Lesson 4: Process an Application

Enabling

Apply the rules and steps for accepting and processing applications to a hiring scenario


 

Module 2: Qualifying Candidates under Merit Promotion Principles

Objective Type

Objectives

Terminal

Use appropriate tools to process an application and certify eligible candidates under merit promotion principles and to address changing organizational needs.

Lesson 1: Qualifying Applicants for GS Positions

Enabling

Describe the process to credit an applicant’s education and experience

Enabling

Determine if an applicant’s combination of experience and education meet position requirements

Enabling

Describe the additional factors that may be considered in the qualification process

Lesson 2: Qualifying Applicants for FWS Positions

Enabling

Describe the process for scoring job elements in an FWS hiring scenario

 

Lesson 3: Priority Placement Programs

Enabling

Describe the process for considering applications to fill a merit promotion position under PPPs

 

Lesson 4: Excepted Hiring Authorities

Enabling

Describe the process for receiving and processing applications under excepted hiring authorities

 

Lesson 5: Other Non-Competitive Hiring Authorities

Enabling

Describe the process for receiving and processing applications under other non-competitive hiring authorities

 

Lesson 6: Candidate Certification and Notification

Enabling

Explain the process for creating a list of certified candidates and providing appropriate supporting documentation for GS and FWS positions

Enabling

Describe the process for notifying applicants of the status of their application

 

Lesson 7: Certify Eligible Candidates

Enabling

Apply qualification standards to qualify and certify eligible candidates in a hiring scenario


 

Module 3: Selection and Hiring

Objective Type

Objectives

Terminal

Evaluate, select, and notify candidates for federal employment and convey compensation and benefits packages to selected candidates.

 

Lesson 1: Candidate Selection and Notification

Enabling

Explain the process for notifying applicants of the selection

Enabling

Explain the auditing and recordkeeping requirements for candidate selection and closeout

 

Lesson 2: Compensation Flexibilities

Enabling

Describe when and how compensation flexibilities may be used to attract new hires

Lesson 3: Explaining Federal Benefits to New Hires

Enabling

Describe the federal employee benefits that are conveyed to a new hire in a hiring scenario

 

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