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FHRI SS130: Staff Acquisition in the Merit Promotion Process - Workshop


  • Feb 1-4, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $1330  (#25964)   REGISTER
    Web-Based/Virtual Instructor Led Training
  • Jul 19-22, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $1330  (#25965)   REGISTER
    Web-Based/Virtual Instructor Led Training


Learning about the staff acquisition in Merit Promotion Process is just one step in mastering your abilities as a staffing specialist – the key is being able to apply those principles on the job. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll use what you learned in our Introduction to Staff Acquisition Activities in the Merit Promotion Process to address typical General Scheduled (GS) and Federal Wage System (FWS) hiring scenarios. You’ll briefly review key concepts before completing selection activities with guidance and feedback from instructors.

How You Will Benefit

Through practical application with instructor feedback, you’ll validate your skills in conducting selection activities in the Merit Promotion Process. You’ll be evaluated on your ability to:

  • Evaluate the process for conducting staffing acquisition activities
  • Apply data analytics methods to inform recruiting initiatives
  • Determine an appropriate recruitment strategy
  • Conduct a job analysis
  • Select an appropriate assessment strategy
  • Develop new assessment questionnaire items
  • Create an effective job opportunity announcement

Who Should Attend

Early to mid-career HR Specialists and/or current federal HR specialists seeking a refresher course.


We recommend you attend Introduction to Staff Acquisitions Activities in the Merit Promotion Process prior to attending this course.

Additional Information

This course is 3.5 days long.

HR Competencies Emphasized

  • Staffing
    • Agency Staffing Policies and Procedures, Assessment Methods and Tools, Hiring Authorities, Job Analysis, Public Notice/Job Opportunity Announcements, Qualification Determinations, Recruitment/Placement, Strategic Recruitment, Technical Documentation

  • General
    • Attention to Detail, Client Engagement/Change Management, Creative Thinking, Customer Service, Decision Making, Influencing/Negotiating, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills; Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence; Oral Communication, Organizational Awareness, Planning and Evaluating, Problem Solving, Reading, Reasoning, Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, Technical Competence, Writing