Patent office’s open data efforts detailed in new report
April 17, 2015
As the U.S. patent office has been working to boost its open data offerings, a new report offers a look at where the agency currently stands.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said the government has made dramatic progress in modernizing its hiring process over the past year.
"This progress reflects an aggressive, innovative approach to implementation," said Berry, speaking at a panel at the National Press Club on Wednesday. "Our government-wide efforts will ensure that we build and maintain the modern hiring system we need to attract the next wave of the best and brightest Americans to federal employment."
Since the launch of the Hiring Reform initiative in May 2010, Berry said OPM has supported federal agencies with 351 training sessions in 66 cities for 17,300 people involved in the hiring process.
Outcomes from this effort include: